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 - Jaunary 3, 10, 17, 24; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23.


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


Windy Weather

March 7 & 14 | 3:30–4:30pm
Join us as we learn how wind is created while building a wind turbine.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Invisible Forces

March 21 & 28 | 3:30–4:30pm
Learn how to do magic tricks using forces like magnetism, gravity, and friction.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Diver Down

April 4 & 11 | 3:30–4:30pm
Create a Cartesian diver while learning about water pressure and how it effects animals living at the bottom of the ocean.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Taking Flight

April 18 & 25 | 3:30–4:30pm
Join us for air pressure experiments and learn how animals fly while making a paper helicopter to take home.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Rainbows

May 2 & 9 | 3:30–4:30pm
Create a kaleidoscope and do experiments with light to find out how rainbows are formed.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion


Defend and Protect

May 16 & 23 | 3:30–4:30pm
Learn how animals protect themselves from predators while designing and building a case that will protect an egg when falling from a height.
Discovery Room | Marsh Pavilion