Field Trips

Field Trips on Spirit of Norfolk

Spirit of Norfolk is excited to partner with Nauticus, Virginia Air & Space Center and Norfolk Botanical Gardens to bring your kids one-of-a-kind field trips. Whether it’s Social Studies, Math, Science, History or English, plan a day they won’t forget.

Kids Discovery Cruises

Board: 10:30am | Cruise: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Prices: from $31 per person | Chaperones cruise free*

Nauticus Cruises

Cool Science

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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 19, 2018

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 3, 2018

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 15, 2018

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 12, 2018

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 9, 2018

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 19, 2018 & Thursday, August 16, 2018

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


Don’t see a date that works for you? Contact us to customize your Field Trip!

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    *Prices are inclusive of taxes and fees. One chaperone per 20 passengers is eligible to cruise free. Ask your sales rep for more details.