Who we are…

The Aquarium Connection is a group of young professionals and community leaders with a goal of helping to sustain and support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation and its mission of conservation through education. This group is committed to developing new sources of support and to increasing the public awareness of the Aquarium's exhibits, Stranding Response Program, education programs and special projects.

What we do…

Through a number of events we raise support and awareness for the Aquarium Foundation and the Aquarium. Events like Commotion in the Ocean, our annual fund raising gala; The Virginia Aquarium Golf Classic, our annual 4-team Best Ball golf event; Clubbin' with the Ladies, our annual all women golf event; and our Sensible Seafood Fest that promotes sustainability and sensible ways to enjoy the bounty of seafood in our area; all play a major role in what we, as members of the Aquarium Connection, do to help our wonderful Aquarium. We also act as stewards for our coastal area by increasing awareness of the projects and needs of the Aquarium and the profound role that the Aquarium plays in the ecological success and beauty of our community.

We also have a really good time! Each year we work to have special events for our Connection members and their families such as a Santa brunch, movie nights and other family centered fun, and adult only networking events that allow our members to get to know one another and learn about what we do.

What we are looking for…

The Aquarium Connection is looking for young professionals and community leaders that want to be actively involved in the success of the Aquarium. This can be through direct fund raising efforts, committee involvement in the various programs and events that we support, or simply spreading the word to everyone you see about the amazing things at the Aquarium and the incredible work that the scientists and staff do on a daily basis to make Hampton Roads and its marine and coastal areas such a beautiful place for our families to enjoy.

What do you get?

Aside from the obvious benefits of helping a fantastic organization by playing an active role in the success of the Aquarium, we do offer other significant advantages.

All memberships allow admission for two named cardholders plus four guests per visit, discounts in the Aquarium stores and all Aquarium food concessions, discounts on Theater admission, discounts on education programs, birthday parties, camps, facility rental, exclusive Aquarium Connection member parties, including holiday family party, summer adults-only party and more. Furthermore, Aquarium Connection members are among the leaders in our community, and networking with this community and family oriented group is a lot of fun. If you have any questions about membership please call  (757) 385-0279.