Work, Learn, and Play in Norfolk

Zoom calls only require an internet connection, so who's to say your background has to be within the confines of your home? With the newfound flexibility of working from home and distance learning, we essentially can be anywhere and still succeed safely. With our travel partners offering deals and discounts, hands-on learning opportunities, multiple outdoor activities, and 24/7 free wifi spots scattered throughout our city, Norfolk is the next best place to answer your zoom call. 

Educational Opportunities

Give the textbooks a break and dabble in a hands-on educational experience for your family! Subjects like art, history, and science are extremely prevalent in our city and educational resources are right at your fingertips, like print outs, podcasts, and virtual videos, at most of our main attractions. Walk the 175 acres at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the perfect ecosystem to learn from, or climb on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin and learn about our nation's history. 

Chrysler Museum of Art

Their online adventures like becoming a poet, BINGO, or playing ISpy, is fun and engaging for the whole family. Pick up a Galley Guide, found at the museum’s welcome desk, as they function as a scavenger hunt! It’s a no-prep, easy way to structure a visit!

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

The 175-acres at the Garden offers students of all ages self-guided learning experiences, hybrid outreaches, Science Club passes for middle and high school students, and online virtual learning.

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The MacArthur Memorial

While it is open to the public for visits, virtual informative series are still accessible online. Listen to World War I and II podcast’s or their artiFACTS Series, a behind the scenes exploration of the interesting artifacts in their collection.

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Virginia Arts Festival

View past events that have been produced by Virginia Arts Festival, with Education Guides to accompany each show, as well as offerings from some of our Festival Friends – artists who have been part of Virginia Arts Festival Education Programs in years past.

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Virginia Zoo

Where education gets wild! Check out the Virginia Zoo’s Virtual Voyage program or reserve a ticket today to visit!

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Enjoy virtual interactive and informal learning sessions that provide students and their families the opportunity to solve STEM based problems or dive into science with their Read, Watch, and Act engagement activities!

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VisitNorfolk Visitor Center

Download our Norfolk themed coloring sheet and once you bring it into the Visitor Center we will display your talent. A small gift will be given upon submission.

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Outdoor Recreation and the Arts

Physical movement and expression of art are extremely important and Norfolk is abundant in both categories. From water sports that highlight the intercostal waterways of Norfolk or biking along the Elizabeth River Trail which is trickled with small parks and outdoor recreation sites, to take home garden kits, there is something for everyone!