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 mi... Read More

Stranding Response Volunteers Receive Local Recognition

April 17, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Stranding Response Volunteers Receive Local Recognition

(Virginia Beach, VA) - Last week at the 39th Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards event the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program was honored under the Nonprofit Volunteer Program category. Several Virginia Aquarium staff and Stranding Response volunteers were at the event.
The Stranding Response Team is comprised of arou... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Events

April 10, 2014 | 10:30 am |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Events

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Since its inception in 2008, the Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Program’s mission has always been to “promote seafood choices that make sense for a healthy marine environment.” Six years later with 75 local partners joining the movement, the Sensible Seafood Program is changing the mindset of consumers, chefs, a... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Spring Happenings 2014

March 12, 2014 | 11:30 am |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Spring Happenings 2014

This spring the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has a lot happening! Read about our newest changing exhibit, movies, boat trips and educational programming.
New Changing Exhibit Features “X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside and Out”
Currently in the changing exhibits gallery is an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Travel... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Yields Biggest Numbers to Date!

February 6, 2014 | 12:00 am |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and its E-cycling partners have never been happier to get people’s trash. During its frigid cold January 25 E-cycling event, the response yielded the highest numbers in its history. In four hours nearly 700 vehicles and their patrons were processed with these results... Read More

Mermaid Day at the Virginia Aquarium

February 4, 2014 | 12:00 am |  View Release

Mermaid Day at the Virginia Aquarium

(Virginia Beach, VA) Mermaids at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center? Yes! But just for one magical day, February 22, as the Aquarium partners with The Hurrah Players to celebrate their upcoming performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
On Mermaid Day guests will be treated to performances by The Hurrah Players in thei... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Event

January 9, 2014 | 12:00 am |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Event

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia will offer its semi-annual Ecycling event Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot. With the additio... Read More

Winter Wildlife Boat Trips Begin with Whale Sightings!

December 30, 2013 | 3:00 pm |  View Release

Winter Wildlife Boat Trips Begin with Whale Sightings!

(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium Winter Wildlife Boat Trip season kicked off last Friday to a"FINomenal" start! The first trip passengers saw four humpback whales and one fin whale within 30 minutes of departing from Rudee Inlet. Later that day, two individual humpbacks were also seen paired together. Saturday's Winter... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Winter Happenings 2013-14

December 9, 2013 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

Countdown to 2014: Tuesday, December 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children and adults get ready for games, activities, and sparkling beverages (non-alcoholic) in the Aquarium's Marsh Pavilion! Free with Aquarium admission.
IMAX® 3D Theater
The newest film showing at the Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater is Pen... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Lands Virginia Green Conference and Award

December 5, 2013 | 6:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Lands Virginia Green Conference and Award

The first Virginia Green Conference & Green Travel Star Awards Celebration was held at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center December 3-4. Over 75 guests attended and had the opportunity to participate in educational workshops, listen to knowledgeable "green" speakers, visit a Virginia Green Market Expo, attend a... Read More