Children Ages 3-7

Keeping up with the new learning focus of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, we have transformed our Discovery Days program into one of our newest early learner programs, S.T.E.A.M. Geared for ages 3-7. On select Wednesdays, early learners will create a piece of art that allows them to explore, investigate and understand scientific concepts. Pre-registration and program fee required to participate. Call (757) 385-0278 or email Programs@virginiaaquarium.com, for information or to register.

Registration Information

Location: Marsh Pavilion

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $7 Members, $9 Non-members (Registration required)

Contact: Educational Programs

Email: Programs@virginiaaquarium.com

Phone: (757) 385–0278

Geared for ages 3–7 and focused on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. During each program, early learners will create a piece of art that allows them to explore, investigate and understand scientific concepts.

Dates: Wednesdays - August 2, 9, 16, 23; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22.


Erosion

November 1 & 8 | 3:30–4:30pm
Join us for activities to learn about erosion and experiment to find out the best ways to combat erosion in different environments.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Bright Light, Bright Light!

November 15 & 29 | 3:30–4:30pm
Learn how animals have adapted to living in the dark while creating an angler fish with a working light up lure.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Ewwww, Germs!

December 6 & 13 | 3:30–4:30pm
Germs and bacteria are incredibly small. Come discover the ways our bodies protect us from germs and things we can do to help our bodies stay healthy.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Chemical Reactions

December 20 & 27 | 3:30–4:30pm
Come join us as we experiment by mixing house hold items together while learning why some things react with each other and others do not.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


It's Cold!

January 3 & 10 | 3:30–4:30pm
Learn what happens to objects when the temperature drops to below freezing and how animals have adapted to staying warm in the cold.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


What Makes Me Unique

January 17 & 24 | 3:30–4:30pm
Join us as we learn about genetics and DNA with hands-on activities and experiments while helping us solve a mystery using fingerprints.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Potential Energy

February 7 & 14 | 3:30–4:30pm
Come discover the importance of gravity and how it works while creating a roller coaster using recycled straws.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Bird's Nest

February 21 & 28 | 3:30–4:30pm
Bird's carefully build their nests to protect their eggs and baby hatchlings. Learn how birds build nests depending on their needs while engineering a nest to protect an egg.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion