Blood Drive at Virginia Aquarium Means Free Tickets

August 12, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host a blood drive on August 21, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The blood drive will be administered by the American Red Cross in the Promenade Room.
All donors will receive a complimentary pass to the Aquarium, a buy one, get one free coupon for the Adventure Park at the Virginia... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Summer Happenings

June 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Ocean Collections Sea Adventure
The Atlantic Explorer, a 65-foot catamaran, departs from the Aquarium dock every Wednesday, June 24 – September 2 at 1p.m. This 75 minute cruise, led by Aquarium educators, allows participants to collect and observe a variety of local fish and invertebrates up close and ... Read More

Recent Strandings and Releases Highlight Sea Turtle Season

May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) – In the past month, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has rescued several hooked sea turtles and one entangled turtle from local waters. This indicates that sea turtles have begun their seasonal migration. Since Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, the Stranding Response Team is asking reside... Read More

The Stranding Response Team will Release a Rehabilitated Seal

May 15, 2015 | 9:35 am |  View Release

The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated seal.
Beetle (think this year’s car make/model naming theme) is a young, female grey seal that was rescued April 10 from the shores of Corova, NC. She was treated for malnutrition and dehydration w... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Receives Grant for Sea Turtle Education

May 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center received a $7,500 grant from the AGL Resources Foundation for the Sea Turtle Science Program. Accepting the check from AGL Resources Director of External Affairs George Faatz is Jovonne Vrechek, Virginia Aquarium Grant Specialist.
The Sea Turtle Science Program wil... Read More

May Days at the Virginia Aquarium

April 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

Military Sundays and Mondays
Since May is National Military Appreciation Month the Virginia Aquarium will honor active duty military personnel, immediate family members, and retired military with half priced admission on Sundays and Mondays in May. A valid military ID must be presented.
Catch The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD While You... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Grieves Loss of Popular Seal

April 20, 2015 | 12:00 pm

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – It is with great sadness that the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center announces the death of one of its beloved seals. Phoca, a 27 year-old male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), was humanely euthanized this morning after failing to recover from an endoscopic examination that was required to detect why he was... Read More

Spring Seal Guest and Sightings

April 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescued a "snow seal" last Friday from the shores of Corova, NC. Like humans who winter over in warmer climates and in spring return to northern homes, seals are migrating north. Sometimes these seals stop on local beaches to rest. And sometimes they are too ti... Read More

Thompson New Marketing and Public Relations Director

March 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Last month, Caryl Thompson joined the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums as the marketing and public relations director. As such she will serve both the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the History Museums.
Thompson has over 20 years of experience as a City of Virginia Beac... Read More