Learning Opportunities

Bring marine science virtually to your students!

We can bring the Aquarium right to your classroom!

Give your students a memorable learning experience. Plan your visit today!

Science-themed kits are available for checkout!

Teacher Trainings & Special Events

As partners with teachers, we occasionally host special events and trainings designed especially for educators.

Access Aquarium

Funding assistance for educators is available through the Access Aquarium Grant.

Note: All applicants must submit a new (current year) application for each school year as requirements may change.

Who may apply for Access Aquarium support?

  • Groups of an academic nature from Title I schools, Virginia Preschool Initiative programs, and Head Start programs.
  • Virginia schools with a federal free or reduced lunch percentage of at least 50% are eligible to apply, regardless of Title I status.
  • Access Aquarium funding is NOT for siblings, family members, or friends of approved students or chaperones.

What activities does Access Aquarium support?

  • Funds can be used to cover half of the cost of admission to the Virginia Aquarium, Onsite School Programs, Outreach Programs, and Virtual Programs.
  • Funds are NOT available for boat trips.