School events aboard Spirit of Norfolk

Elementary & High School Events

Parties over 20 guests, please contact us for group rates.

Looking for a unique field trip, or even a decked out venue for prom? Spirit tailors event packages for school groups of all ages, from grammar to high school. Whether you’re planning an educational outing or an unforgettable celebration, student events on the water deliver a dynamic, engaging experience in a fun and safe environment.


Spirit Student Events

Our ship is perfect for:

  • Field Trips
  • Luncheons
  • Proms & Post-Proms
  • Graduation Celebrations
  • Faculty Outings


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Spirit of Norfolk Field Trips

Kids Discovery Cruises

Educational field trips on the water!

Click Here for the 2019 Field Trip Guide!

Spirit of Norfolk is excited to partner with Nauticus, Virginia Air & Space Center and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Don't see a date below that works? Contact us to customize!

  • Board: 10:30am | Cruise: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Prices: from $31 per person, all inclusive | Chaperones cruise free*

Nauticus Cruises

Cool Science

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Experience amazing liquid nitrogen and combustion experiments as you discover the science of temperature and states of matter.

SOL: SCIENCE K.1J, K.4, 1.1J, 2.1B, 2.1G, 2.3, 3.1G, 3.1I, 3.1J, 4.1E, 5.1I, 5.4, 6.4A, PS.2


Risky “Wisky” Weather

Thursday, April 18, 2019

How cool would it be to forecast the weather on a Battleship? Students will learn how weather can affect ship performance and how sailors prepare for storms at sea. Give your students the chance to explore weather phenomena as well as collect data using forecasting instruments.

SOL: SCIENCE 1.1, 1.7, 2.1, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.6, 5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.5, 6.6, LS.1, LS.10, PS.1, ES.1, ES.12, BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1, PH.2


Seeing the Sea

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Learn about ocean animals, light and sound, ocean pressure and more!

SOL: SCIENCE: 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 6.1, LS.1, LS.4, LS.7, LS.8, LS.10, LS.12, LS.13, PS.1, PS.8, ES.1, BIO.1, PH.8

Virginia Air & Space Center Cruises

Fire & Ice

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Witness the extreme differences between liquid nitrogen and electricity. Work with an atom model, energy ball, circuits and the Van de Graaff Generator. Hear how NASA uses liquid nitrogen to test if materials will work in space. Observe as air-filled balloons are submerged in a container of liquid nitrogen!

SOL: SCIENCE 1.1; 2.1, 2.3; 4.3A-D


Zap! Its Electric!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Observe and identify as electrical energy transforms into other forms of energy. Identify a battery as a source of chemical potential energy, and compare a series and parallel circuits. Get up-close to the Van de Graaff generator to see how electrostatic charges attract or repel objects.

SOL: SCIENCE 4.3A-D; 6.2E; PS.6, PS.11


Gross Science

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Students will take a close look at the producers, consumers, and decomposers of the food chain. Examine owl pellets and see what happens to the rodents an owl eats, learn about mosquitoes and why they bite you, and see how phytoplankton makes up the base of the marine food web. Discover why the world needs dung beetles and dare to eat a grub!

SOL: SCIENCE 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1d, i, k

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Cruises

Plants Are Weird

Thursday, July 18, 2019 & Thursday, August 15, 2019

Look at plants differently as you learn about the carnivorous plants, how seeds travel, the relationship between flowers and pollinators, plants that set records and more!

SOL: SCIENCE K.6,1.4,2.8,4.4,5.5C

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