(Virginia Beach, VA) –On December 9, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was recognized by the Virginia Green Program as a 2014 Virginia Green Travel Leader. The award was presented at the second annual Virginia Green Travel Conference which was held in Richmond. The Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the marine e... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) People are not the only ones who are stunned by this week’s cold blast. Three loggerhead sea turtles have stranded this week along Virginia’s shores. Thanks to local citizens that called the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Hotline as soon as they were spotted, “Hot Toddy” and “Apple Cider” were rescued by the S... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will feature internationally renowned photographer Joel Sartore for the December 7 Watts Conservation Speaker Series. The National Geographic freelance photographer will present a program of photos, video and amazing stories from 2-3 p.m. on his Photo Ark project. Th... Read More
SCUBA Santa: Saturdays and Sundays, November 29 – December 21 at 11 a.m. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium. Free with Aquarium admission.
Sundays with Santa: Sundays from November 30 - December 21, noon – 3 p.m. Join Santa and his elves in the Marsh ... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium 3D IMAX® Theater will close Monday, September 1 for a major renovation and upgrade. The theater was originally built in 1996, 10 years after the Aquarium's initial opening. When the movie theater reopens in early November it will continue to be a giant screen 3D theater but it will be newly bra... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – This afternoon on Craney Island (Portsmouth, Virginia), the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team completed its necropsy of the sei whale which perished along St. Julien's Creek yesterday. Upon examination of the whale's stomach, a large sharp piece of rigid, black plastic was found. This may have caused the lin... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release three rehabilitated turtles that were hooked by recreational fishermen.
This year's naming theme for rehab patients at the Aquarium is "heroes and villains." The sex of each young turtle is yet to be determined.
Ursula, a Kemp's ridley which is th... Read More
NEW CHANGING EXHIBIT
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD
MR. POTATO HEAD needs you to join his tater team for some fun, and educational expeditions at the Virginia Aquarium. Opening October 18, the Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD is an exciting hands-on traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in collaboration wit... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) – The following new members to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees were recently announced. They include: Kevin P. Furey, CRPC®, Resident Director and Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Andrew C. Hodge, PNC Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Group Manager; Rob Nicholson,... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) – “Voldemort,” a Kemps ridley sea turtle, is back at the Virginia Aquarium Marine Animal Care Center, after being released last Wednesday. The turtle had a short term stay after being hooked the weekend before at Buckroe Fishing Pier in Hampton. Last Saturday, the turtle wasn’t as lucky. Voldemort was hooked at the Na... Read More