Children Ages 4-10

UpCycling, the Aquarium's newest early learner program focuses on teaching conservation messages while empowering children to know there are actions they can take now to help the environment. During each program, early learners will craft a purposeful item using recyclable and non-recyclable items while investigating how these items would otherwise impact the environment. 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 4–10 and focused on empowering children to know there are actions they can take now to help take care the environment. During each program, early learners will craft a purposeful item using recyclable and non-recyclable items.

Dates: Tuesdays - November 14, 28; December 12, 19; January 9, 23; February 13, 27.


Up, Up and Down

November 14 | Marsh Pavilion
What goes up must come down, including balloons. Join for activities and experiments about why things sink or float and learn fun things to do instead of using balloons.


Where does the Rain Go

November 28 | Marsh Pavilion
Join for experiments and activities about the properties of water and watersheds while learning how to help keep the water around us clean.


Spiders!

December 12 | Marsh Pavilion
Spiders are a great natural pest control. Come learn about spiders and how important they are to the food webs.


Renewable Energy

December 19 | Marsh Pavilion
Learn about different renewable energy resources while creating a simple machine that is powered by water.


Fine Print

January 9 | Marsh Pavilion
We all know paper is recyclable, but it requires extra energy and resources to recycle it. Join us as we learn to how make our own recycled paper using fewer resources.


Hold the Straw, Please

January 23 | Marsh Pavilion
Single use plastics like straws are accumulating in the environment. Join us and learn how these plastics effect the environment while creating a craft that repurposes straws.


Even Snakes

February 13 | Marsh Pavilion
We love all animals including snakes. Join us for hands-on activities and experiments about snakes and reptiles.


What’s the Buzz

February 27 | Marsh Pavilion
Bees and other pollinators are very important to production of food. Join us as we learn about bees and create a mason bee-hive using recycled items.