**The Aquarium is open to the public on a limited capacity basis so advance tickets must be purchased online. You can reserve your visit here.  Learn about important new policies and procedures here.**​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Outreach Education Programs for Toddlers

Explore the wonders of Bay and ocean through stories, songs, games, artifacts, and live animal experiences. Our trained educators offer three program options - Invertebrates, Turtle, or Slimy Science, experiences that will engage your little learners (ages 2-3). Contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information on our programs, or if you are ready to book an outreach program for your class, please complete the form below.

Outreach Program Request​​

Ashley Beerbroer
(757) 385-0330

  • 30 students
  • 30 minute session
  • $150/program ($125/program for 2 or more programs)
  • Travel Fees
    • $0 Virginia Beach
    • $25 Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth
    • $45 Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, and Poquoson
    • $65 Williamsburg and Yorktown

Tiny Tots Outreach Flyer​​

Virtual Education Programs for Toddlers

These programs are geared to educators working with the younger learners (ages 2-3). Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information on these programs, the requirements, or to book one for your class.

Ashley Beerbroer
(757) 385-0330

  • 30 minute session
  • $80 per program
  • One class per session or 30 students

Tiny Tot Sea Turtles 

Observe sea identifying sea turtle body parts and behavior with a song and letter of the day. 

Tiny Tot Sharks 

Join us for the letter of the day and a song while exploring our Norfolk Canyon Exhibit and identifying shark body parts and behavior. 

Toddler Tuesdays (Virtual)

While we are not currently offering Toddler Tuesday onsite, we invite you and your preschooler to join Miss Jenny online for her virtual Toddler Tuesdays. Each week she will highlight a different letter and animal and offer a special theme-related storytime! Each of these events does require a separate registration for access but you can easily register online. Click on each date below to learn more and to register.


Playtime with Miss Jenny & Friends

*This program is not currently offered. Please watch for updates.*

​Join us on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Wildflower Deck (right outside of the Coastal River exhibit) as Miss Jenny and her friends read stories and participate in playtime activities geared towards early learners. In the event of inclement weather, Playtime will be held in the Changing Exhibit Gallery​. No registration is required and the program is included with Aquarium admission.


​​Toddler​ Trek

*This program is not currently offered. Please watch for updates.*

Every Thursday, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., take an easy, 30-minute stroll along the Nature Trail to discover a new animal, color, or shape through fun outdoor activities. This program meets in the Main Building's Changing Exhibit Hallway and takes place inside during inclement weather. No registration is required and the program is included with Aquarium admission.​​​​​​