Educational Fun for Kids and Teens

Whether you're a class on a field trip, a scout troop on a team-building outing, or a music group performing in SoundWaves, we have just what you're looking for. Let your youth group explore a place where fun comes naturally and enjoy an unparalleled mixture of thrill rides, behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters, all at a special rate.

12th Grade Grad Nite

Friday, May 12, 2023 • 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Class of 2023 High School Graduates can take their celebration to new heights with Busch Gardens Grad Nite! This event offers high school graduates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to celebrate their achievements throughout the park. Take on world-class roller coasters, including the all-new Pantheon™, during an exclusive during an exclusive, after-hours private event for seniors in an electrifying outdoor environment.

Hurry, registration closes Friday, April 27

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Youth Group Admission

Youth Groups of 15 or more (ages 3 - 18) qualify for discounted tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

•  Reservations must be made three (3) weeks in advance

•  Number of youth must exceed adult chaperones in the group

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Launch into Physics

Busch Gardens Williamsburg takes physics to a new level on select dates in the spring. In addition to the self-guided program, physics comes alive with this interactive show. Launch Into Physics is hosted by renowned physics professor, Dr. David Wright, Tidewater Community College. Using wacky props and gripping experiments, Dr. Wright presents a vivid account of real-life physics. Interactive science show. Show is every Friday in the spring. Reservations are required.

NEW! For the first time ever, Launch into Physics Fall date on October 22!

2023 Dates: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, and Oct 22.

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Busch Gardens would like to invite your band, choir or orchestra to join our prestigious team of SoundWaves graduates. SoundWaves offers a unique performance venue to showcase your group’s talent. A dedicated coordinator will organize your group's performance, making it easy and fun.

If your group would like to be considered for a SoundWaves performance at Busch Gardens, complete and return the application form and include an audition video and photo so that we may begin planning your performance of a lifetime. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application and audition materials.

2023 Application (March-October)

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Busch Gardens Earth Day

Join us Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 as we celebrate Earth Day 2023 with fun and educational activations throughout The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park!

•  Engage with our Environmental Team as you learn about sustainable recycling efforts and resources

•  Interact with our Zoological department and discover the important role wildlife plays in the ecosystem

•  Hear from conservation experts and learn how you too can make a difference in preserving the planet we call home

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Tours & Animal Encounters

Coasters 101

Experience the thrills of science and technology in a real-world setting and get a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our roller coasters work.

Wolves Encounter

Learn about the wolf’s fierce loyalty to its pack, the importance role wolves play in the wild, and what we can do to help them survive in this up-close encounter.

*Please note that Wolf Encounters are available on non-operating dates only.

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Host an unforgettable event for your youth group, and let us worry about the details. Our event planners will customize menus, entertainment and more. It’s an experience you can give your group only at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Water Country USA

Cool off on a hot summer day with a fun and refreshing trip to Water Country USA, which features more than 40 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions. With Virginia’s largest water park just three miles down the road from Busch Gardens, there are plenty of reasons to visit this summer.

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