E-Cycling Event Has Grown Exponentially

February 2, 2016 | 1:07 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) "It all started with cell phones," said April Strickland, Assistant Development Officer for the Virginia Aquarium. "When we saw the response from the community, we knew there was a need for even more."
The Virginia Aquarium’s semi-annual e-cycling event has become a mainstay for Hampton Roads loc... Read More

New Date for Virginia Aquarium’s E-Cycling

January 21, 2016 | 11:13 am |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Due to the potential for inclement weather, the Virginia Aquarium E-Cycling event will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium east parking lot.
Do you have an old television or computer monitor cluttering up your office? How about old cell phones that you don’t know what ... Read More

Volunteer Open House

January 15, 2016 | 9:41 am |  View Release

Volunteer Open House at the Virginia Aquarium
(Virginia Beach, VA) Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center? Do you love animals, science, or working with people? Join us for the Volunteer Open House on Thursday, January 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion.
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Virginia Aquarium E-cycling Returns

January 14, 2016 | 2:35 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Do you have an old television or computer monitor cluttering up your office? How about old cell phones that you don’t know what to do with? The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has you covered. The Aquarium, in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries, w... Read More

Be Safe Around Whales

January 14, 2016 | 10:00 am |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) In the past two months, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Stranding Response Program members have been alerted to two whales injured by boat strikes in Virginia waters.
The first, a humpback whale observed on December 13 near Cape Henry, was seen with parallel slices across its back. These slices are ... Read More

Dine with the Fishes

January 12, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Dine with the Fishes (And Live to Tell About It)
(Virginia Beach, VA) Have you already been to all of the hottest restaurants in Hampton Roads? Are you looking for an elite experience? How about something that hasn’t been done before? On February 13, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has your chance.
The Virginia Aqua... Read More

But What About the Turtles?

December 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) What do you do when New England is in the middle of a massive sea turtle stranding event, resulting in overcrowding at stranding centers, weather is getting worse by the day, and it is Christmas Eve? You have to find a way to get some of those turtles to facilities with “room at the inn.”
The Virginia Aquarium &... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Names Lobby for Jim Spore

December 17, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has named the lobby of the Bay & Ocean Pavilion the "James K. Spore Lobby" in honor of retiring Virginia Beach City Manager Jim Spore.
In a ceremony held on Wednesday evening, Spore was honored by the Virginia Aquarium Foundation's Board of Directors wi... Read More

Volunteer Achieves 12,000 Hours of Service

December 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center runs with the help of dedicated and hardworking volunteers, and on December 4, Sandy Wood achieved a major milestone.
Sandy, a volunteer with the Virginia Aquarium since 1986, reached 12,000 hours. She is one of only two volunteers in the history of the Aquarium to r... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Residents Hoping for Holiday Gifts

December 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) ‘Tis the season for giving, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is asking for special gifts on behalf of some of our favorite, and most well-known, residents.
For the first time, the Virginia Aquarium installed two Giving Trees: one tree in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion and the other in the Marsh Pa... Read More