Virginia Aquarium Celebrates the Earth & Its Oceans - April 24, 2012
"Party for the Planet” by joining Virginia Aquarium staff and their guest experts in celebrating the earth and its oceans on May 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion. This party is free with Aquarium admission.
Guest experts for the party include Mentoring Young Scientists (MYS), “Balloon Girl”, US Navy and Monitor National Marine Sanctuary representatives, and local Girl Scout Troops. (click
Virginia Aquarium Creates “Play Date for the Animals” - April 05, 2012
(Virginia Beach, VA) - Flying high, hunting for worms, splashing in the water, and making a soft bed are just a few of the things that animals do in a busy day. Discover and observe how treats, treasures, and training encourages the Aquarium’s critters to enrich their lives through creating comfy homes, eating right, playing well with others, exploring their environment, and staying healthy. Join the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for special activities and crafts as guests make enrichment toys for the animals to enjoy!
Virginia Aquarium Goes High-Tech in Animal Conservation - April 04, 2012
(Virginia Beach, VA) – Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center just became one of an 86-member early adopter consortium that will share information through a real-time global software program about care, behavior and health of wild animals in zoos and aquariums.
The latest version of the Zoo Information & Management System (ZIMS) is a web-based, global database that will give these institutions – and almost 800 more International Species Information System (ISIS) members – access to basic biologic, collection management, husbandry, and health and disease information on wild animals in human care. This comprehensive knowledge base, built over the last 40 years, will be used to enhance care of the Virginia Aquarium’s exotic species, as well as international conservation efforts.