​​​​​​​We provide special scout programs for all ages! Check out the full list of available options below.

Overnights

Scout groups are invited to spend the night with our animals in the Under the Sea event or zip through the treetops in our Under the Sea Hybrid event.

Under the Sea

​​Girl ​Scouts: Sold Out 10/12/18

Spend the night in our Bay & Ocean Pavilion! Meet animal ambassadors, perform scientific experiments, play nature-based games, and more. Advanced registration and a 25% deposit at the time of booking are required. Pre-payment in full and a copy of your group’s liability insurance at least 30 days prior to the event are required for participation. The program is $40 per scout, $25 per adult. Pricing includes all scheduled programming, late night snack, continental breakfast, Aquarium admission for the following day, and a commemorative patch. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (757) 385-0278.

Download the Under the Sea Overnight Guide


​Under the Sea Hybrid

Boy​ Scouts: Sold Out 9/28/18​

Meet our Animal Ambassadors, perform scientific experiments, play nature-based games, and spend the night with the animals in our Bay & Ocean Pavilion. The next morning, head out for treetop fun zip lining and climbing with the Adventure Park. Advanced registration and a 25% deposit at the time of booking are required. Pre-payment in full and a copy of your group’s liability insurance at least 30 days prior to the event are required for participation. This program is $65 per scout, $65 per climbing adult, or $25 per non-climbing adult. Pricing includes all scheduled programming, late night snack, continental breakfast, admission to the Aquarium the following day, and a commemorative patch. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (757) 385-0278.​

Download the Under the Sea Hybrid Overnight Guide

Scout Workshops

Girl Scouts
Explore Virginia Aquarium Patch
Complete the requirements while you and your troop explore the Aquarium. This patch is designed to be completed "on your own." Aquarium admission fees apply. Call our Guest Services Office at (757) 385-FISH (3474) to make a group reservation.

Download the Explore Virginia Aquarium Patch Description

Boy Scouts
Oceanography Merit Badge
The Aquarium currently offers a fun environment and enthusiastic educators to help your troop earn their Oceanography Merit Badge in a two part series. Each workshop emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning for your troop. Workshops are 3 hours in length and $90 each. Contact the Program Coordinator at (757) 385-0339 for more information or to book a workshop.

​​​​​​​Scout Resources

Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to use our self-guided activity sheets to complete badge and patch requirements while visiting the Virginia Aquarium. Troop leaders or parents are expected to facilitate the Scout's learning experience and guide them through the steps needed to complete the badge requirements. Check out the free, downloadable activity sheets below.