The Aquarium offers a fun environment and enthusiastic educators to help your troop earn badges or patches. Our workshops emphasize hands-on, experiential learning for your troop, pack, or den.
Spend the night at the Aquarium! Meet our Animal Ambassadors, do scientific experiments, play nature-based games, and make crafts to take home. Reservations, deposit, and pre-payment are required. Visit the overnights page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact the Program Coordinator at (757) 385-0339 to place a reservation. You will need the following:
- Date you would like to reserve.
- Workshop title.
- Payment method.
Note: Workshops are scheduled based on availability. Dates cannot be held without payment.
Workshop fees are listed with workshop descriptions. The fee includes one workshop for up to 20 scouts. The workshop fee is collected at the time a reservation is made. Until payment is received, your date is not confirmed.
We accept the following payment methods:
- Personal Check *, **
- Money Order *
- Cashier's Check *
- American Express
* Payable to Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
** Returned checks will be charged an additional fee.
Programs and Workshops
Scouts are encouraged to bring:
- Writing utensil
- Small notebook
- Merit badge pamphlet and signed blue card (if applicable)