Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling

January 8, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Adds Household Hazardous Waste to January 24 Event
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) –The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Announces New Partnership with National Geographic

January 6, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will begin 2015 with a new partner for its newly refurbished Giant Screen Theater – National Geographic. The Aquarium's new National Geographic 3D Theater will celebrate its official "film cutting" ceremony with National Geographic representatives and invit... Read More

Virginia Aquarium’s National Geographic 3d Theater Dives to Ocean’s Depth’s With ‘James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3d

January 6, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

New 3D/2D Giant Screen Film Presented by National Geographic Takes Scientific Journey in Manned Sub with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) — There are human footprints on the moon and rovers on Mars, but our deepest oceans remain a mystery. Largely unexplored, these dark de... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Saddened by Loss of Two Sand Tiger Sharks

December 30, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – On the evening of December 24, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center staff discovered one of its oldest sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) at the bottom of the Norfolk Canyon Aquarium. Shortly thereafter, it was confirmed that the shark had passed away. “Mystic,” named after the Mystic Aquarium from which... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Receives Statewide Recognition

December 17, 2014 | 4:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Receives Statewide Recognition

(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 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