​​​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 Trees event.

Under the Sea

​​Girl ​Scouts: 3/23/18 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 is required, a 25% deposit at the time of booking, and pre-payment in full 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) 385-0339.

Download the Under the Sea Overnight Guide


Under the Trees

​​Cub Scouts: 4/28/18 Sold Out
​Girl Scouts: 3/10/18 Sold Out

Spend the night climbing through the trees with the Virginia Aquarium and The Adventure Park in our Under the Trees overnight event. Have fun climbing, playing games, and meeting our animal ambassadors. Advanced registration is required, a 25% deposit at the time of booking, and pre-payment in full at least 30 days prior to the event are required for participation. This program is $60 per scout, $60 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) 385-0339.

Download the Under the Trees Overnight Guide

Under the Sea Hybrid

Cub Scouts: 9/28/18
Girl Scouts: 4/13/18 Sold Out

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 is required, a 25% deposit at the time of booking, and pre-payment in full 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) 385-0339.​​​

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.