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 Nava... 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

Media Coverage on Dolphin Crisis Wins Award

July 1, 2014 | 1:28 pm |  View Release

Media Coverage on Dolphin Crisis Wins Award

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was recently awarded a First Place 2014 Pinnacle Award by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hampton Roads Chapter for its program “A Crisis Response to the Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event.” The award was accepted by the Aquarium’s Public Relations Manage... Read More

Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Release

June 24, 2014 | 2:46 pm

Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Release

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM MEDIA ADVISORY
WHAT:
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.
WHO:
“Shredder” was accidentally hooked by a recreational fisherman off the Little Island Fishing Pier in Sandbridge on May 23. Although the hook was removed at the Aquarium’s Marine Anima... Read More

Farewell to Hermes!

June 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm

Farewell to Hermes!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Last Friday, members of the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team released a loggerhead sea turtle off the coast by boat. Its name and special transmitter is what makes this release unique.
After several days of reports at different locations near Lynnhaven Inlet, this loggerhead sea turtle stranded in Virgi... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Earns Accreditation by AMMPA

May 22, 2014 | 9:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Earns Accreditation by AMMPA

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has earned accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), an international organization representing the greatest body of professional expertise and knowledge regarding marine mammal care and veterinary medicine.
Only marine life park... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Summer Happenings 2014

May 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

New Changing Exhibit
Washed Ashore: Ocean Awareness Through Art, June 7 - September 28
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will be the first venue on the East Coast to host Washed Ashore: Ocean Awareness Through Art. This exhibit which runs from June 7 – September 28, uses giant sea life sculptures made entirely of mar... Read More

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium Opens May 31!

May 14, 2014 | 5:00 pm |  View Release

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium Opens May 31!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – High flying fun with guests climbing to platforms, making their way through ropes courses, and zipping through its Owls Creek green marshlands is coming to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center May 31 as The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium opens.
At the park, guests can climb in the Adventure For... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Celebrates the Ocean with Summer Changing Exhibit and World Oceans Day Event

May 12, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Celebrates the Ocean with Summer Changing Exhibit and World Oceans Day Event

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will be the first venue on the East Coast to host Washed Ashore: Ocean Awareness Through Art.  The exhibit opens June 7, and on June 8, Worlds Ocean Day, the exhibit’s creator will give a free presentation at 2 p.m. in the Aquarium’s six-story theater entitled, “Wash... Read More

Military Discounts Extended

April 24, 2014 | 1:30 pm

Military Discounts Extended

(Virginia Beach, VA) – As the May 9 Military Spouse Appreciation Day approaches, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is pleased to announce that active duty military dependents are now eligible for admission discounts on a routine basis.
The new discount also extends to retired military and their dependents. Active duty ... Read More