The Virginia Aquarium encourages homeschool families to visit for a day of fun and learning. You can choose to do a self-guided tour, watch a 3D educational film and even add one of our standards-based programs to your visit. Onsite programs can be scheduled for a minimum of 10 students within a similar age range. Please check out the Field Trip page to find more information on programs we offer, On Your Own worksheets or other information you will need to plan your visit to the Aquarium.
The Aquarium offers homeschool families the school admission rate with proper documentation and a valid photo ID. Please come with a copy of your notice of intent or HEAV membership card to gain admittance into the Aquarium at the school rate. If you would like to clarify the type of documentation we accept, please contact our Guest Services office at (757) 385-0300 prior to your visit.
Group Admission Rates – Aquarium, National Geographic 3D Theater, and Sea Adventure Boat Trips
|National Geographic 3D Theater only*||$5.00||$6.00|
|Aquarium & National Geographic 3D Theater*||$15.00||$22.00|
|Whales & Wildlife Sea Adventure only*||$18.00||$23.00|
* Aquarium memberships or other discounts may not be used in conjunction with group rates. These rates do not apply to full-length films.
Each year the Aquarium hosts a Homeschool Day which provides families with the school admission rate, along with special activities and live animal programs throughout the day. Our next event will be Friday, January 27, 2017!
For local homeschool families, check out our Membership options so you can enjoy the Aquarium all year long.
Homeschool students are encouraged to learn more about our Volunteering opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in marine science education. The junior docent program offers numerous classes that will prepare students for their volunteer position and additional academic support of their curriculum.