We love sea turtles & need your help to save them!

We’ve created a foldable sea turtle bank that allows you to save change for our conservation efforts while also learning about money. To get started, simply pick up a bank at the Virginia Aquarium or a Beach Municipal FCU location. Once your bank is full, take it to Beach Municipal FCU and they’ll give you a special prize just for participating. The top Seasonal Savers will get even bigger prizes and  be entered into the grand prize drawing. You could win the opportunity to help release a stranded sea turtle back into the wild, name a baby sea turtle on exhibit, win an Aquarium membership, Busch Gardens tickets and so much more! Every kid who participates gets a prize! With multiple chances to enter grand prize!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • A 4-person Crab membership to the Virginia Aquarium
  • The opportunity to name a baby sea turtle on exhibit at the Aquarium
  • Hands on help releasing a stranded sea turtle on the beach with the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response team
  • Tour of the Marine Animal Care Center for up to 4 people
  • Sea Turtle Behind-The-Scenes at the Aquarium for up to 4 people
  • Two Busch Gardens tickets
  • Two movie tickets
  • Large plush sea turtle
  • Recognized on the Aquarium's VAQ magazine, facebook page, website, and Beach Municipal FCU newsletters

Spring, Summer & Fall Top Five Seasonal Savers Will Receive:

  • 2 admission tickets to the Aquarium
  • Sea Turtle Behind-The-Scenes at the Aquarium for up to 4 people
  • Beach Municipal FCU prize pack
  • Small plush sea turtle
  • Listed on the Virginia Aquarium website

The seasonal saver with the highest donation receives the prizes above

  • Medium plush sea turtle
  • Beach Municipal FCU goodie bag and two movie tickets
  • Entered into grand prize drawing!

Every participant will receive a small prize from the Beach Municipal FCU treasure chest.

The turtle bank must be turned in by 5pm on June 30th (Spring), September 30th (Summer), and December 30th (Fall) to be eligible for that season. Banks turned in late will be considered for the next season. Top Seasonal Savers will be notified within 1 week of the dates listed above.

The Sea turtle banks can be picked up at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center located at 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 and Beach Municipal FCU locations at 4164 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 and 2476 Nimmo Parkway, Suite 122, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Banks may be returned to either Beach Municipal FCU location. A small prize will be given for participating and you can keep the bank to save more, or pick up a new bank if needed.

Participants of this program DO NOT have to be members of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center or Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union. Participants must be under the age of 18 and have parent permission. By participating in this program you grant Virginia Aquarium & Beach Municipal FCU the right to use your name in the promotion of this program. Chances to win vary depending on the number of participants. All change collected is considered a donation to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation and is tax deductible as allowed by law EIN:52-1272309. Donations support Sea turtle research & conservation through the Stranding Response Program, educational programs, and live animal & interactive exhibits.

  Official Rules

For more information on the Small Change program please email Astrickla@VirginiaAquarium.com or call  (757) 385-0262.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union