Learn more about what it takes to care for our collection of animals and to operate a public aquarium by adding a behind-the-scenes experience to your Aquarium visit!

For more information or to make a reservation, call the Guest Services Office at  (757) 385-0300.


Sea Turtles Behind-the-Scenes

Mon, Wed, Fri at 1:00pm

Go above the Chesapeake Light Tower Aquarium to observe aquarists conducting a feeding and behavioral training session with the sea turtles. (45 minutes)

Fee: $15 Members; $20 Non-members
Restrictions: Participants must be at least 48" tall, and all children under age 13 must be accompanied by a paying participating adult. Must be able to climb stairs.


Above & Beyond

Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun at 12:30pm

Take a peek at the "inner workings" of a public aquarium and find out how we care for our fish and other marine animals during a tour of selected aquarium service areas in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion. (45 minutes)

Fee: $15 Members; $20 Non-members
Restrictions: Participants must be at least 48" tall, and all children under age 13 must be accompanied by a paying participating adult. Must be able to climb stairs.