2015 Sea Turtle Hatchlings on Exhibit

November 13, 2015 | 8:25 am |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium introduced the 2015 sea turtle hatchlings into their exhibit this morning. They will remain on exhibit for 12 to 18 months before being returned to the ocean.
These hatchlings, named Matthew "Pathfinder" Maury, Vagn Ekman, Sir John Murray, and Sylvia Earle, after influential explorers... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Welcomes Two New Tomistoma

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

(Virginia Beach, VA) Through the first permitted import of Tomistoma from their native country since 1974, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center acquired two juvenile crocodiles on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Tomistoma crocodiles were born and raised in a Malaysian crocodile farm, and their arrival makes them one of only six bree... Read More

Gloria Retires to Florida

October 16, 2015 | 10:08 am |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) Gloria, the guest favorite False gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) or Tomistoma crocodile, will be leaving the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for her new home in St. Augustine, Fla. Gloria’s last day on exhibit at the Virginia Aquarium will be Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.
Gloria is owned by the Bronx Zoo and h... Read More

Sam Low Speaking Engagement and Film Screening

October 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) Award winning author and filmmaker Sam Low will be showing a screening of his film The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, a documentary about Polynesian settlement of the Pacific more than 1,000 years ago. The Polynesians were experts in the ocean-faring field, and the movie will discuss their extraordinary feat... Read More

The Public Voted and the New Seal Has Been Named

October 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) The newest member of the Aquarium, a young harbor seal, has been named Rudder, thanks to a public naming contest that engaged voters from around the world.
The Aquarium staff was thrilled with the support from the public, including several great name suggestions. Popular write-in submissions included Pepper, Pickles... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Begins Community Water Monitoring Program

September 17, 2015 | 2:08 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Begins Community Water Monitoring Program In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day on Friday, September 18, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is beginning a citizen water monitoring program, allowing members of the community to provide water samples to be tested by our water quality lab.
The Virgini... Read More

Fall Virginia Aquarium Happenings

September 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will give you the chance to get close to these incredible creatures as the changing exhibit gallery is transformed by sight, sound and touch into Dinosaurs! The exhibit remains through January 3, 2016. This exhibit is included with admission to the Virginia... Read More