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.


Alternative Energy

August 2 & 9 | Bay & Ocean Pavilion
Learn about reusable energy sources while creating a generator that uses wind to light up a small light.


How does my brain work?

August 16 & 23 | Bay & Ocean Pavilion
Join us for activities and experiments about how your brain works by using electrical impulses.


Are you talking to me?

September 6 & 13 | Marsh Pavilion
Learn the different ways animals communicate while creating a lightning but that lights up using a L.E.D. light.


The Heart of the Matter

September 20 & 27 | Marsh Pavilion
Create a working heart model while learning why blood is so important and how it moves through the body.


Sink or Float

October 4 & 11 | Marsh Pavilion
Join us for buoyancy experiments, learn how animals stay afloat in the water column and create a shark that does not sink.


That Gives Me Goose Bumps

October 18 & 25 | Marsh Pavilion
Discovery what different animals do when they are afraid. Then, build a stethoscope to learn what happens to our bodies when we are scared.


Erosion

November 1 & 8 | Marsh Pavilion
Join us for activities to learn about erosion and experiment to find out the best ways to combat erosion in different environments.


Bright Light, Bright Light!

November 15 & 29 | Marsh Pavilion
Learn how animals have adapted to living in the dark while creating an angler fish with a working light up lure.