Two children dissect a fish in the Aquarium classroom

The Virginia Aquarium is excited to host special holiday day camps during the school year for eager explorers! All camps offer a safe and unique experience for campers to connect with science and nature. Camps are offered for children ages 4 to 9, and must meet the specified age requirement by the time a camp begins. Birth certificates required for children age 4.

Member registration opens Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00am. Public registration opens Friday, October 6 at 9:00am. After you have registered, you will receive an email from ePACT Network to fill out paperwork for your child.

Pre-K Through Kindergarten School Holiday Camps 2023-2024

January 15 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Members $79 | Non-Members $89

Rocks make homes for all sorts of critters including crabs, sea stars, octopus and more! We will explore all the rock stars that call these areas home through silly dances, crafts, games and of course, getting up close and personal.

February 19 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Members $79 | Non-Members $89

Did you know there are forests underwater and on land! Come explore the forests of the world and the creatures that live in their various habitats through games, crafts, up close animal encounters and time exploring our new changing exhibit all about the Rain Forest!

1st-3rd Grade School Holiday Camps 2023-2024

January 15 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Members $109 | Non-Members $129

Big teeth aren’t enough to scare us away! Discover the amazing ways predators find and capture their prey through crafts, games, up close animal encounters and more!

February 19 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Members $109 | Non-Members $129

From speedy turtles to octopus who can change colors, nature is full of amazing adaptations that help animals survive in their unique environments. Let’s discover our own adaptions and see if we can survive the same way as other animals!

Want The Member Discount?

All of our camps offer a reduced rate for Virginia Aquarium Members. Join today to enjoy this and many other perks! 

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