​We encourage homeschool families to visit for a day of fun and learning! Choose the self-guided tour, a boat trip, or one of our standards-based programs. Onsite programs can be scheduled for at least 10 students within a similar age range. 

Learning Beyond the School Walls

If schools are closed, don't worry, we've got you covered with many great educational activities and lesson plans available to ALL families for fun with science right in your homes and backyards. We have compiled a huge selection of games, lesson plans, and crafts covering a variety of subject areas and arranged by age groups at the link below.

At Home Learning

Also, be sure to explore all of our Virtual Learning options!

Virtual Learning


Homeschools & Homeschool Co-ops

Admission Rates*

Aquarium Homeschool Admission Rates to explore the animals and exhibit areas:

  • Student: $12 non-member (free for members)
  • Adult Chaperone: $18 (free for members)

To make reservation for Aquarium admission for homeschooled students and adult chaperones, call (757)385-FISH(3474) or email our Guest Service Office at VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com

*Please note that a photo ID, notice of intent, or membership to a homeschool co-op must be presented to obtain discounted rate for admission.

For questions about other forms of documentation, please call our Guest Services Office at (757) 385-3474.


Homeschool Science Academy

STEM-themed programs for homeschool individuals. 


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