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 - September 12, 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 28.


Colorful Corals

September 12 | Marsh Pavilion
Learn about animals that inhabit coral reefs and join us for activities and experiments to discover ways of helping to keep their environment healthy.


Fantastic Frogs

September 26 | Marsh Pavilion
Frogs are great indicators of how healthy an environment is. Join us as we learn about frogs and create a toy frog using upcycled items.


Sharks

October 10 | Marsh Pavilion
Sharks are at the top of the food chain. Join us for activities about sharks and food chains that help us discover how top predators are important to an ecosystem.


Chocolate Matters

October 24 | Marsh Pavilion
Would you have ever guessed the chocolate you choose impacts forests. Come learn about the forest ecosystem and how simple choices can have a big impact on the environment.


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.