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.

  • Busch Gardens 12 Grade Grad Nite

    12th Grade Grad Nite

    Friday, May 12, 2023
    Grad Nite Event Hours: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Class of 2022 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, including DJ music, and much more.

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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

  • Learn about the importance of conservation

    Animal Encounters & Tours

    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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  • Watch physics come alive with this interactive show

    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.


    2022 Dates: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, and June 3

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  • Showcase your group's music at Busch Gardens' Soundwaves


    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.

    2022 Application (March-October)
    2022 Christmas Town Application (November-December)

  • Enjoy a meal with your group in the Black Forest Picnic Area


    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.

  • Cool off this summer at Water Country USA

    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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