Summer Camp Registration

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Marsh Pavilion

Cost: Camp payment must accompany registration

Contact: Youth Programs Registrar

Phone: 757-385-0278

Summer camp registration - call, mail or drop off registrations forms at the Virginia Aquarium. Payment must accompany camp registration.

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X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside & Out

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Changing Exhibits Gallery (Bay & Ocean Pavilion)

Cost: Free with Admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: 757-385-0251

This exhibit is from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and features 40 strikingly elegant black-and-white digital prints of several different specimens of fish.

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Under the Sea 3D

10:15 - 11:00 am, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: Adult $9, Child (3-11) $8; Senior (62+) $8.50

UNDER THE SEA 3D will offer a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the impact that global climate change has had on ocean wilderness. This new IMAX 3D adventure will transport moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth.

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Toddler Trek

11:00 - 11:30 am

Location: Marsh Pavilion

Cost: Free with Aquarium admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-3474

If you enjoy Toddler Tuesdays, then you won’t want to miss our new Toddler Trek Thursdays, an outdoor exploration session for early learners and their parents. Join us every Thursday at 11 a.m. for an easy 30-minute stroll along the Nature Trail. Each week we’ll discover a new animal, color, or shape through fun outdoor activities. This program meets in the Marsh Pavilion and will take place inside on rainy days.

Penguins 3D

11:30 am - 12:15 pm, 12:45 - 1:30 pm

Location: IMAX Theater

Cost: Adult $9, Child (3-11) $8; Senior (62+) $8.50

Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals — as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin's life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth's last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin's journey through his species' central rite of passage.

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Above & Beyond Behind-The-Scenes

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Location: Virginia Aquarium

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members - Reservations required

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: 757-385-0300

Tour through the inner workings of the Virginia Aquarium and find out what it takes to keep the animals healthy and their habitats clean. Learn about the careers that make an Aquarium work, from animal care to engineering. Reservations must be booked before noon of the day of your visit. Book online or call 757-385-0300. Minimum height is 48."

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Discovery Days: Yuck That's Gross

2:00 - 3:15 pm

Location: Discovery Room at the Marsh Pavilion

Cost: $7 members; $10 non-members (registration required)

Contact: Programs

Phone: (757) 385-0278

Join us as we turn “eww, that’s gross” into “wow, that’s cool”.  We’ll learn about animals like dung beetles, slimy snails, and sea cucumbers which can throw-up their own stomach.

Programs for children ages 4-6 include activities, crafts, and games that help early learners understand science and nature.

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Harbor Seals Behind-The-Scenes

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Location: Bay & Ocean Pavilion

Cost: $45 members; $55 non-members - Reservations required

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: 757-385-0300

Observe animal care staff as they conduct a behavioral training session and learn about biology and conservation efforts regarding seals. Receive a souvenir CD of your experience! Children must be at least 3 years old. Appropriate footwear required. Guests must be able to climb stairs.

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