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Grandparent & Grandchild Wallops Island Trip!

Take your grandchildren on a scientific learning adventure

Analyze creek water, pull in a net full of wriggling creatures, examine the life in a drop of sea water, visit the picturesque Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, learn about local history and legends and experience firsthand the delicacy and beauty of these coastal environments. Road Scholar’s Wallops Island intergenerational programs are designed for grandparents and their grandchildren.

Wallops Island
Wallops Island, Virginia

What's Included:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
Wallops Island, Virginia

Favorite experiences around Wallops Island:

  • Get up close to prehistoric horseshoe crabs and find out how they have saved millions of human lives.
  • Ride the island waters by pontoon boat to watch for porpoises, and hear pirate lore as you sail past Assateague Lighthouse.
  • Get close to wild ponies, bald eagles, terrapin, deer, elk and animals as your group leader brings you to exclusive spots in the wildlife refuge.

A university of the world, Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for over 40 years.

Road Scholar has been leading global adventures for over 40 years. Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you and your grandchildren explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.