Here at, we are always interested in creating memories and experiences — without putting the squeeze on the family budget. Now that winter is blowing its chilling, frosty breath upon us, it’s time to bundle up, grab your gloves and sled-on-down to the Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival. There are many exciting programs available for kids and adults this weekend. For the purposes of this article, we will concentrate on the activities that are free to the public. A complete list of all activities can be downloaded here: Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival Schedule

The 2022 festival will combine in-person and virtual events. Virtual workshops are designed for participants ages 16+ but there are some fun events on the schedule for kids too!

Here are the scheduled events that are open to all ages:

NEW False Cape After Dark, All Ages
Friday, January 28, 2022

RU A Naturalist? Let Me Show U How In A Naturalist Field Session, All Ages
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Blue Goose Wildlife Tram Saturday, All Ages
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Whale Watching Boat Trip, All Ages
Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30, 2022

Back Bay/False Cape Terra-Gator and Tram Tour, All Ages
Saturday, January 29, 2022

To Register Online: Use your existing account or create a new account with Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, and you can then register on

We hope to see you at one of these events!