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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Sand Dune Restoration Planting

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: NAS Oceana-Dam Neck Annex

Cost: None, but registration required

Contact: Stephanie Pully

Phone: 410-576-1014

Help rebuild sand dunes! Join us along the sand dunes of Virginia Beach as we plant native dune grasses, restoring habitat for local wildlife while protecting the shoreline. Participating in this project are The National Aquarium, Command Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Due to naval base restrictions, participants must be U.S. citizens and at least 10 years old, and volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Personal information will need to be collected as a part of registration for this event.

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Under the Sea 3D

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

Location: IMAX 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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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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Sea Turtles Behind-The-Scenes

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Location: Bay & Ocean Pavilion

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

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: 757-385-0300

Get a unique view from the top of the sea turtle aquarium, observe feeding and interaction with five large sea turtles. Learn about the history and behavior of sea turtles and conservation efforts worldwide. 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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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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