(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 BEACH, VA) – This afternoon on Craney Island (Portsmouth, Virginia), the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team completed its necropsy of the sei whale which perished along St. Julien's Creek yesterday. Upon examination of the whale's stomach, a large sharp piece of rigid, black plastic was found. This may have caused the lin... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release three rehabilitated turtles that were hooked by recreational fishermen.
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
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 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
(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
(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
(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
VIRGINIA AQUARIUM MEDIA ADVISORY
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.
“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
(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