Science Adventures: Biology in Virginia With Your Grandchild

Become scientists for a week on an adventure with your grandchild as you learn about the animals that live in and near the Chesapeake Bay and do hands-on science with real biologists!
Rating (5)
Program No. 2581RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Grab your mini biologist and head to Virginia to learn all about furry, finned and feather residents that live there. On this animal adventure, you and your grandchild will come face to face with amazing animals and uncover ancient fossils that tell secrets of plants and animals that lived here in the past. Explore the many mysteries of fresh water ponds and salt-water marshes, and go far beyond as you journey to distant planets and stars in a planetarium!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how to use a seine net to catch and release critters that swim and crawl in Chesapeake Bay and on shore to learn about their lives in and near the ocean.
  • Gather your nets, buckets and microscopes for a pond safari to uncover some freshwater secrets.
  • Dig into the secrets of Virginia’s ancient past as you hunt for fossils — and take home whatever you find!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Virginia Through Time: A Natural History Atlas
by Jasper Burns

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback