Student Groups

What makes Norfolk the perfect destination for your student group? Did you know that the Norfolk Botanical Garden is the largest in the state of Virginia or that the Virginia Zoo is located in our city? Visit the Perry Glass Studio and students will discover the roles that chemistry, earth science, and physics play in working with this seemingly magic material during their live demonstration. These are just a few reasons to visit.

For help planning a student group to Norfolk, Virginia please contact Melissa Hopper.

Mel Hopper

Associate Director of Tour & Travel
Email: mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com

Student Itineraries

From auditioned and non-auditioned choral, concert bands and orchestras to jazz ensembles and performing arts, Norfolk’s performance venues are extremely accommodating. Please contact Mel Hopper for a full list of details about Norfolk’s performance venues. 

Full Steam Ahead

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Bands and Battleships

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Explore the Bay

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Performance Venues

From auditioned and non-auditioned choral, concert bands and orchestras to jazz ensembles and performing arts, Norfolk’s performance venues are extremely accommodating. Please contact Mel Hopper for a full list of details about Norfolk’s performance venues. 

STEM/STEAM Educational OpportunitiES

STEM–ulating activities for all ages. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are all important subjects today, vitally important in Norfolk as well.

Perry Glass Studio

Learn the basics methods of glass making. From hot glass, fused jewelry to colorful magnets these classes will immerse all students into the art of glass making.
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Virginia Zoo

Programs offer participants a memorable, fun and highly educational way to learn about animals and conservation.
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Nauticus

Expand your class’ field trip experience beyond the classroom with the addition of a 3D film, traveling exhibition or STEM based program led by one of Nauticus educators.
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Norfolk Botanical Garden

It is the mission of NBG to inspire and educate all those who desire to plant a better world. Student programs at the gardens is a great way to introduce students of all ages to nature.
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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

The Hermitage offers educational group tours for various grades and ages highlighting different areas of the collection, house and grounds.
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Virginia Arts Festival

There’s no substitute for gathering together to experience the beauty and the power of the live performing arts.
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Virginia Stage Company

Local and national theatre professionals work both one-on-one and in a group setting with students, helping them hone their theatre skills.
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Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera will be offering a variety of exciting and educational online content for K-12 students.
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Chrysler Museum of Art

Engage with art and empower your students to make meaningful connections. The Chrysler’s collection spans a range of media and historical eras to foster critical thinking skills.
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Group Friendly Restaurants

Freemason Abbey serves the most delicious She Crab soup, Doumars serves you warm freshly made waffle cones, Stripers has stunning water views of the Elizabeth River and the best part of it all, your large group can dine here without hassle! These restaurants are accommodating to group sizes ranging from 20 people to upwards of 500 people. Contact Mel Hopper for further information at mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com.

Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts

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Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant

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The Dining Room at Norfolk Waterside Marriott

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456 Fish

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Black Tuna Bar & Grille

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Blue Moon Taphouse

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PLAN YOUR GROUP TOUR

Big group or small, Norfolk has everything you need to bring your tour plans together.

Adult Groups

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Student Groups

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Reunions

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Complimentary Planning

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Group Packages

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Group Tour E-Newsletter

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Military Reunions

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