NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN
Summer Camp. Weekly sessions now-Aug. 17, ages 5-10. Register for all 8 weeks and be
enrolled in Junior Master Gardener Program through Virginia Cooperative Extension. Fees.
SUN SENSE. Kids, beach towels and summer just naturally go together.
However, children and adults need to protect their skin with sunscreen. Buy
fresh sunscreen each year, cautions Parenting magazine in its June/July issue. Apply
sunscreen 30 minutes before exposure; reapply every two hours and after swimming.
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Garden Overnights for Families. Bring your tent, sleeping bags and snacks and camp out
in gardens. Dinner, activities and morning breakfast provided. July 28-29 and Aug. 25-26.
Storybook Forest Fun. Bring your preschooler ages 3-5 to participate in stories, games
and craft projects to take home 10:30 a.m.-noon July 18 and Aug. 15. Fees.
Snack Time. 1:45 p.m. every day, stop by Friendship Pond to watch the fish and turtles
get a "snack."
- Norfolk Botanical Garden. Use Norview Avenue Exit off Interstate 64 and follow signs to
the gardens. For information on garden admission and hours, call 441-5830; to register for
special programs and obtain fee information, call the education department, 441-5838.
VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM
Outdoor Aviary. New 800-foot boardwalk and 5,000-square-foot coastal plains aviary; see
pelicans, egrets, herons, cormorants, ducks and other birds in their new natural habitat
Butterflies, Bugs n Blooms. Now-Oct. 7, see fluttering butterflies and blooming
plants in the butterfly house, Virginia Living Museum. Volunteers on hand to identify
local insects and share tips on creating backyard haven.
Pollination Station. Now-Oct. 7, watch live chrysalids emerge into butterflies. Enjoy
interactive exhibits about pollinators. Young visitors act out the stages of pollination
- Virginia Living Museum. 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. Admission fees, hours:
or call 595-1900.
VIRGINIA ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Free club line
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get its own free information line through the Daily Press 1-Line; for information, call
Lynn Burke, 757-247-7450 or email email@example.com
World of Birds. Now-Aug.12. Three free-flight shows per day; each 25-minute show
features variety of birds, including hawks, owls, vultures, parrots and more. Daily
performances 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., except Mondays.
Meet Your Zoo Day. July 14, Virginia Zoological Park. On Aug. 18, Twin Tiger Birthday
Bash. The zoo also offers birthday parties, overnight stays and zoo camps.
Summer Safari Camp. Ages 4-grade nine. 626-0803.
- Virginia Zoological Park. 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. Admission, hours: visit www.virginiazoo.org or call
441-5227 or 624-9937.
VIRGINIA MARINE SCIENCE MUSEUM
Fishy Fun for Preschoolers. Create a cool hat, learn a fishy song, listen to a story
and more. Fees.
Reptiles, the Beautiful and Deadly. Now through end of year.
Trash Bash 2001. See how to help conserve our marine environment.
Summer Day Camp. Designed for various age levels, including special evening camp.
SleepOvers. Sleep with the Fish July 28, Sleep with the Otters Aug. 18, Virginia Marine
Science Museum. Museum also offers birthday parties for ages 3-12 years.
Virginia Marine Science Museum. 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. For admission,
hours, directions and fees for special programs: www.vmsm.com or call 425-FISH. To inquire or register for
educational programs, call 437-6007.
Visit these sites for gardening-type activities you can do with children at home: