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Under the Sea

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This is an all-in-one activity kit available for pre-order and pickup or restricted delivery. Supplies are limited. Questions? Contact Education Manager Megan Smead at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 3+ with Adult
  • Cost: $20 Each
  • Availability: Sold Out!
  • Online Ordering: June 5-8
  • Contactless Pickup: June 10
  • Free Delivery: June 10 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Hold your breath … we’re headed under the sea! Dive into three hands-on aquatic activities as you explore kitchen chemistry, experiment with osmosis and salinity, and practice fine motor and matching skills. Create a chemical reaction to transform gummy worms into elusive “Electric Eels” that wiggle and swim through the water, soak up some sensory-rich fun as you compare the effects of salt water and fresh water in a Water Beads Salinity Experiment, and embark on a sea safari as you search for fishy friends and other ocean animals hidden in a Sea Creature Sensory Goo Bag.

Ordering Closed

Details about pickup/delivery will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

The “Under the Sea” kit contains:

  • 3 Hands-On Activities: “Electric Eels”, Water Beads Salinity Experiment, Sea Creature Sensory Goo Bag
  • All Necessary Activity Ingredients & Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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