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Local Things to do Over Spring Break

Spring break is next week, Monarchs! We’re halfway through the semester! If you’re staying in the area for break, there’s still a lot you can do to have some fun!

The Norfolk Zoo

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From lions to monkeys to bald eagles, the zoo has many animals to view! Located off of Granby St., the zoo also has a train that visitors can ride with the purchase of a $2 ticket. Whether or not the train runs is dependant on the weather though. There’s also a gift shop and two restaurants!  Admission for college students with a valid ID is free!

Chrysler Museum of Art

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Located in downtown Norfolk, the museum is currently home to three exhibits. These exhibits are “Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs” by Ulrich Wust, “In the Box: Brian Bress – ‘Man with a Cigarette’ and ‘WOWMOM,’” and “Adeline’s Portal: A Conceptual Installation” by Beth Lipman. The museum also has a gift shop and a restaurant, and the glass studio provides free demos Tuesday through Sunday at noon. Plus admission into the museum is free!

Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Located on Azalea Garden Rd., the garden features several plants that are there year round and seasonally. There’s also a gift shop, library and restaurant. Admission is $12.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

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Located in Virginia Beach, the aquarium offers several exhibits featuring marine animals in two buildings connected by the Owls Creek Path. There’s also two gift shops, a cafe, and a snack bar. The aquarium also has a 3D movie theater. Admission is $22 and allows for access to both buildings, but you can pay $28 to view the aquarium and see a movie.

Color Me Mine

Located on Colley Avenue in Norfolk and First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach, Color Me Mine is a pottery studio that allows guests to choose and paint their own pieces. There’s a variety of pieces to choose from, from plates and bowls to animals. You’ll pay for your individual piece, which can go from $1 to $100, plus a $8 studio fee that covers the supplies, glazing and firing.

Remember that these aren’t the only things to do in Hampton Roads! There’s so much to do around here that you can still make spring break great even if you’re staying in the area! Take the time to go out and have some fun over spring break. When you come back, you’ll be ready for the second half of the semester (and any midterms your professors saved for after break)!

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Audra is a senior studying English with a concentration in journalism and double minoring in international studies and communications. In addition to her work with Her Campus, she also writes for ODU's newspaper, the Mace and Crown, and she's a brother of Phi Sigma Pi. When Audra isn't writing for Her Campus or the Mace and Crown, she's playing video games, reading a book or sleeping. Her favorite animal is a cat, and she really enjoys cat videos.
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