Fun Adventures at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA

03/31/2010
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Twenty-first-century science and technology meets Old World charm at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. More than 50 thrilling rides, including four of the world’s best roller coasters, rise from six beautifully landscaped European “countries.” In 2010, Busch Gardens offers teachers a great line-up of events and concerts, a new Irish show and a brand new motion simulator that soars guests through Europe’s most spectacular terrain and famous landmarks. Summer, fall and winter are packed full of excitement with a nighttime light show production, IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens Encore; Howl-O-Scream, celebrating all things Halloween; and Christmas Town, the newest holiday spectacular that transforms the park into winter wonderland. image

Busch Gardens is a wonderful place to explore for students of all ages. From education programs that are centered around the physics of theme park thrills to performance opportunities that will have students feeling like a star, hands-on learning and fun go hand-in-hand during an unforgettable trip to Busch Gardens.

Busch Gardens is a wonderful place to explore for students of all ages. From education programs that are centered around the physics of theme park thrills to performance opportunities that will have students feeling like a star, hands-on learning and fun go hand-in-hand during an unforgettable trip to Busch Gardens. 

The most popular educational program at Busch Gardens is the Funky Physics Show. On April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11, this quality educational performance will leave your students excited about science.  This high-energy show was developed in partnership with NASA and features hip-hop jams set to the physics of theme park motion. 

 

Teachers can sign up for the park’s X-treme Physics, a self-guided program that includes a comprehensive teacher’s guide that teaches about acceleration, energy, weightlessness, power and inertia. Students get to experience first-hand the thrills of science as they twist and turn through the air on coasters and other extreme rides. 

Also new this year, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are joining with NOAA to bring an event to the parks like no other. Students can experience NOAA: World of Wonder and Water at Busch Gardens on June 5, and at Water Country USA on June 6. Explore the wonders of the ocean and actions you can take where you live to help protect the 70 percent of our world covered by water. And, for the third year, Busch Gardens will host NASA Exploration Days on Aug. 13 and 14. Explore Earth, space and beyond while enjoying your day at Busch Gardens.

Conservation Counts is another educational program that allows teachers and their students to learn about the importance of conservation. They will also get the opportunity to meet many fascinating animals up-close.

For a day of fun, without having to travel very far at all, Busch Gardens is a place to bring your class together.  Let your students have some fun with Busch Gardens’ collection of world-class roller coasters and thrill rides like the 205-foot-tall Griffon or the 4-D Curse of DarKastle. Or, right down the road, make a splash on the water slides or waves in the pools at Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic’s largest water park.

Water Country USA has entertained guests with some of the world’s largest, greatest, state-of-the-art water rides and attractions, spectacular entertainment, shopping, and restaurants — all set to a colorful 1950s and ‘60s surf theme.

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA really appreciate the work that teachers, administrators and school personnel do everyday. As a special thank you, the parks are offering Teacher Reward Cards which can be redeemed for a discount admission of 25 percent off for the teacher or staff member, and up to five guests for their day at Busch Gardens or Water Country USA. If you need one, please call the park and they will be happy to provide them, along with more details about the program.

The programs featured here are just a sampling of the programs offered at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.  The parks also offer programs for Scout groups, and they offer opportunities for groups to perform at the world’s most beautiful theme park.

For more information visit buschgardens.com/group or watercountryusa.com. To make a reservation, call 800-343-7946, email bgw.education@buschgardens.com.

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