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Butterfly House Exhibit
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Landscape for Life - Certificate Series
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beginning Tai Chi Course
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Continuing Tai Chi Course
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Polar Express at Illumination Station – Session 1 – Sold Out

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Monday, December 1st, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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This session is sold out.

Bring your family and friends to Norfolk Botanical Garden’s most popular holiday event!  Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring Illumination Station inside the Visitor’s Center where they can enjoy hot chocolate, create a keepsake holiday craft, listen to a beloved children’s story, and explore the festive decor for picture perfect photo ops or holiday shopping in the gift shop before boarding the Polar Express for a tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights display. (Tram departs at 5:30 PM) This event is a holiday tradition for many families, so book early before it sells out!

Ticket Prices (ages 24 months+) : $12 per person/$10 for NBG Members*

*Limit 6 tickets per membership. 

Additional Session available for purchase at 5:15 PM.

Registration for NBG Member Begins September 22, 2014

Open Registration Begins October 1, 2014


How to Register

Online: On line registration requires a PayPal account.  Once registration is open, registration information will be available at the bottom of this page.  Please check the date and time at the top of this page, this is the event you will be registered for.  Paypal will issue a receipt upon completion of your payment. You will also receive an email confirmation from Norfolk Botanical Garden with your confirmation number and event information.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 business days please contact the Registration Office at  If the event you are registering for is sold out online you may call the Registration Office at (757)441-5830 x 338 to confirm availability or to be added to the waiting list.

By Phone: Due to the high volume of calls your registration will be taken through voice mail only.   For phone registrations, please follow the following steps:

  • Call 441-5830 x 338.
  • Listen closely to the voicemail message for updates.
  • Leave your full name, member number, telephone number and the dates/times you would like to attend.
  • Guests will be registered in the order that messages are received. Your registration will be confirmed with a return telephone call for payment.
  • If you are not currently a NBG member visit our Become a Member page.

For a listing of other holiday classes and events for your family please visit our  Calendar of Events.

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Online Ticket Orders are closed for this event. Please call 757-441-5830 x 338 for assistance.