There’s always something fun just around the corner at the Aquarium!
Special events and bonus experiences are often available to help you make the most of your visit. Check back here often to find out about the events you won’t want to miss!
Sand Dune Restoration Planting
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-Atla…
Angela Haseltine Pozzi will speak about her work. She has been an exhibiting artist and educator for more than 30 years and now chooses to use art as a powerful tool to encourage community and environmental action about her true passion…cleaning up the world’…
Play Date for the Animals
Discover and observe how treats and training encourage critters to create comfy homes, eat right, play and stay healthy. Join us for training sessions, special activities and crafts.
Party for the Planet
This nation-wide celebration reveals ways to connect to the local environment and our fabulous friends from land, sea, creek and river. The party will include numerous craft and activity stations.
Sensible Seafood Family Day
Presented by Whole Foods – healthy oceans, healthy food, healthy you! A healthy lifestyle and healthy oceans go hand-in-hand during this bonus experience for families featuring activities for all ages.
World Oceans Day 2014
Story times and activity carts help guests learn about the marine environment and a “fishy fun” scavenger hunt leads guests through the Aquarium. Meet divers in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium and participate in other fun activities.
Learn about the importance of native plants with our horticulture team as you tour the Wildflower Garden.
Eleanor & Henry Watts Conservation Speaker Series
Join us for an afternoon featuring Timothy Fitzgerald, Oceans Program Senior Policy Specialist for environmental sustainability and public health, to kick off our Sensible Seafood Week.
Paddle with Pops
Treat “pops” to a relaxing paddle on Owls Creek. Embark together on an hour-long scenic journey in a tandem kayak. No paddling experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided. Must be at least 6 years old. Moms also welcome. Reservations Required! Limi…