Spring Seal Guest and Sightings

April 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescued a "snow seal" last Friday from the shores of Corova, NC. Like humans who winter over in warmer climates and in spring return to northern homes, seals are migrating north. Sometimes these seals stop on local beaches to rest. And sometimes they are too ti... Read More

Thompson New Marketing and Public Relations Director

March 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Last month, Caryl Thompson joined the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums as the marketing and public relations director. As such she will serve both the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the History Museums.
Thompson has over 20 years of experience as a City of Virginia Beac... Read More

“Lucky Dozen” Sea Turtles Released

March 18, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Yesterday, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team released 12 lucky sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina into warmer waters. They were fortunate because they were rescued by concerned citizens, cared for by dedicated aquarium staff and volunteers, and released after a full recovery. Here are their stor... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventures Spring into Action

March 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is ready for its first full season of Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventures with their new boat operator, Rover Cruises. Their newly outfitted 65-foot catamaran-style vessel, the Atlantic Explorer, is located at its new home - the Virginia Aquarium expanded dock alo... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Aviary Residents Safely Relocated

March 5, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – As last week’s snow and ice melted around the collapsed Virginia Aquarium Aviary netting, it became apparent that the structure had incurred severe damage during the storm. In this regard, the structure was deemed unsafe by City of Virginia Beach engineers.
Fortunately, no birds nor employees were inju... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Aviary Closed

February 27, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – On Thursday, Feb. 26, Virginia Aquarium staff discovered that the live bird Aviary netting was badly damaged during the winter storm. Fortunately, no birds or employees were injured. While a significant portion of the structural netting for the Aviary was damaged, staff members continue to feed and care for the bird... Read More

Climate Change Expert to Speak at Virginia Aquarium

February 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will feature Robert W. Corell Ph.D. for the February 22 Eleanor & Henry Watts Conservation Speaker Series. Corell will address a topic that is of keen interest to the Hampton Roads area and to the issue of sea level rise: "Our Changing Climate: Challenges an... Read More

Virginia Aquarium “Waste Not” at Winter E-cycling Event

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

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Despite last Saturday's cold and damp weather, 106 E-cycling Event volunteers were eager to collect electronic and household hazardous waste from over 600 vehicles in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's east parking lot. Event partners shared the results.
City of Virginia Beach Public Works painte... Read More

Seals Sighted Along Virginia’s Shorelines

January 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) –We all want a break from the cold, damp days of winter and that includes local seals who naturally haul out on local shorelines, piers, jetties and rock islands to get a brief respite. Even though it might be tempting to get close to a live or dead seal, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team warns citizens no... Read More

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