Directions to the Hampton Roads Education Program


Students get up close with a blue crab on CBF's Hampton Roads Program.

CBF Staff

The Hampton Roads Education Program and CBF's floating classroom, Jenny S., work out of the following four locations.

Norfolk - Town Point Park

1 Waterside Drive #100
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

  • Take interstate 64 East or 64 West to Route 264 West in Norfolk
  • Follow 264 West 4.5 miles to Waterside Drive exit (on the left)
  • Travel on Route 264 for ½ mile to Main Street
  • Turn left onto Nauticus Museum parking circle
  • There is no parking for the bus at Nauticus, but students and teachers may unload there
  • Walk through Town Point Park toward Waterside Mall
  • Our boat, Jenny S., will be docked on the seawall on the face of Town Point Park between Nauticus and Waterside Mall
  • There is parking for the bus on Main Street and Plume Street (next stoplight)       

Portsmouth - Portside Seawall

425 Water Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

  • Take Interstate 64 or Route 58 toward Interstate 264 East
  • In Portsmouth, take exit #7 - Effingham
  • On exit ramp, follow signs for immediate right to "Crawford St./Naval Hospital/Naval Shipyard"
  • Follow signs to Crawford Street and turn right onto Water Street
  • Our boat, Jenny S., will be docked on the Portside Seawall

Virginia Beach - CBF's Brock Environmental Center

3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

  • From I-64, take US-13 N/Northampton Blvd (exit 282) toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
  • From Northampton, take US-60/Shore Drive east, toward the beaches (turn right onto Shore Drive)
  • Turn right onto Marlin Bay Drive and follow parking directions below
  • From VA Beach: Take US-60 Shore Drive WEST; then turn LEFT onto Marlin Bay Drive
    • PARKING: Designated bus parking spots are along Marlin Bay Dr, where our educators will meet your group to walk the trail down & board the Jenny S
    • ORK participants: Dock Cart will be available to transport your Oyster Cages
    • ALTERNATE DOCK LOCATION:  occasionally may be needed, on a last minute basis, due to level of tide, etc (determined by Program Capt. & Manager; 757-871-1003)

Newport News – Deep Creek Landing Marina

200 Old Marina Lane
Newport News, Virginia 23602

From Richmond:

  • Take I-64 East towards Newport News and follow I-64 E for about an hour
  • Take exit 255-255A-255B and merge onto VA-143 E/Jefferson Ave
  • Turn right onto Oyster Point Rd (McDonalds on the corner). This will change to Boxley Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Menchville Rd, left onto Riverview Pkwy, left onto Menchville Rd S, left onto Marina Ln, and finally a right onto Old Marina Ln. Our boat, Jenny S., will be at the dock.

From Norfolk:

  • Take Route 64 West towards Newport News and follow I-64 W for about 30 min
  • Take exit 256A for Oyster Point Rd. and merge onto Victory Blvd and continue straight onto Oyster Point Rd. (this will turn into Boxley Blvd)
  • Turn left onto Menchville Rd, left onto Riverview Pkwy, left onto Menchville Rd S, left onto Marina Ln, and finally a right onto Old Marina Ln. Our boat, Jenny S., will be at the dock

Special notes: 
*Teachers: please carpool in 5 or fewer vehicles due to the small parking lot size
*Buses: please drop off group at the top of the hill and have them walk down to the parking lot

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