We need your help...

The future of our ocean environment depends on the decisions we make now. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center depends on donations to provide educational offerings to visitors and outreach groups, maintain our vast array of exhibits, and conduct vital research and conservation activities, including our award-winning marine animal Stranding Response Program. None of these would be possible without financial support from our donors. Your gift is important and will make a real difference.

The future health of the ocean – and the environment as a whole – depends on continued momentum. We must continue to actively learn about the environment and its challenges, and we must continue to apply our knowledge around the world, and in our own backyards, to make positive changes. You can be part of the momentum by making a gift to support the Aquarium.

  Tax-Deductible Gifts

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the Aquarium's mission to increase the public's knowledge and appreciation of Virginia's marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices. The Foundation's task is to secure funding through donations and grants for animal care, new exhibits, renovation and maintenance of current exhibits,  and the Stranding Response Program. Educational programs and special projects also benefit from Foundation funds. The Foundation Board of trustees are community leaders who volunteer their time and efforts to advance the mission of the Aquarium. With their leadership and your tax-deductible gift, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center can continue to promote conservation of the marine environment. Make your gift today.

   Double Your Gift!

If your employer, or your spouse's employer, has a matching gift program, your gift may be worth twice as much or more! Retirees may be eligible for matching gifts, as well. Ask your employer for a matching gift form and send it with your gift (or reference your online gift) to:

Virginia Aquarium Foundation
717 General Booth Blvd.
Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Make your gift today.​

Create a Legacy

You can create a lasting legacy at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for generations to come by including the Aquarium in your estate plans. For more information about joining the Aquarium Society call the Director of Development at  (757) 385-0260.

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