Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team Responds to Three Cold Stunned Sea Turtles

November 18, 2014 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team Responds to Three Cold Stunned Sea Turtles

(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

National Geographic Photographer to Speak at Virginia Aquarium

November 17, 2014 | 10:00 am |  View Release

National Geographic Photographer to Speak at Virginia Aquarium

(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

2014 Holiday Happenings

November 10, 2014 | 3:45 pm |  View Release

2014 Holiday Happenings

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 Aquarium Theater to Close for Renovations

August 29, 2014 | 3:30 pm |  View Release

(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 Aquarium Media Advisory

August 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm

WHAT:
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release three rehabilitated turtles that were hooked by recreational fishermen.
WHO:
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

Fall Virginia Aquarium Happenings

August 11, 2014 | 4:30 pm |  View Release

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 Aquarium Foundation Announces New Board Members

August 1, 2014 | 3:30 pm |  View Release

(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

Voldemort is Back!

July 8, 2014 | 5:00 pm |  View Release

Voldemort is Back!

(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

The Virginia Aquarium Is Excellent – Officially!

July 2, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

The Virginia Aquarium Is Excellent – Officially!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was recently awarded The Certificate of Excellence, from TripAdvisor. This award is given annually to businesses that consistently receive top ratings over the past year through TripAdvisor.com.  TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site that uses traveler feedb... Read More