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

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