Outreach to Schools

Let the Aquarium bring marine science to your classroom! We offer a variety of hands-on programs and live animal experiences that will engage all students from toddlers to adults.

To book an outreach program for your class, please contact the Guest Service Office at   (757) 385-FISH (3474) or VAMSCGSO@VirginiaAquarium.com.

For more information on program content, please contact our Outreach Coordinator by email RReints@virginiaaquarium.com or by phone   (757) 385-0330.

Program Offerings & Cost Information

Please click below to find out about the outreach programs offered for your grade level.

Educational Resource Guide

The Educational Resource Guide (ERG) contains descriptions of all the programs available for schools.

  Download the 2016-17 ERG

Funding Assistance

Teachers seeking funding for their group may apply for assistance through the Aquarium's Access Aquarium Grant program. This program, which is supported by donations, has limited funds to assist with Aquarium admission for high-needs schools and United Way designated non-profit organizations that work with underserved or special needs groups. Also inquire with the administrative staff at your school about PTA funding and other grant opportunities.

  Download the Access Aquarium Application

Outreach Program Feedback

Take the survey to tell us how we’re doing and you’ll be entered to win a free program, resource kit rental or free chaperones for your next visit.

  Take the Survey