May Happenings

April 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Mother May I?
Military Appreciation, Sensible Seafood Highlight May Happenings at Virginia
Military Appreciation Month
In honor of our military and everything they do for us, the Virginia Aquarium proudly announces the return of Military Appreciation Month in May! Active duty, dependents, and retired military will enjoy... Read More

Virginia Aquarium’s Sturgeon Passes Away

April 5, 2016 | 3:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) In an unfortunate loss, the Virginia Aquarium’s Atlantic sturgeon passed away on April 4, 2016.
Over the past few weeks, the sturgeon’s health had been declining. It was closely monitored by a team of animal care professionals and veterinary staff around the clock. This was a special animal, and our entire team is ... Read More

Is She Real? Is That a Mermaid?

March 10, 2016 | 3:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) After swimming for sell-out crowds last April, mermaids will return to the waters in the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center on Mondays in April.
Mermaid Mondays, the incredibly popular Monday evening series held in April, will now be able to host even more guests than in 2015. Malena the Mermaid will retu... Read More

Sharing Our Shores with Seals

March 4, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) If you've been out on the beach recently, you may have noticed that you're sharing it with some marine visitors. Seals have been seen recently in Virginia waters, and some are hauling out on our local beaches. Sometimes these seals stop on local beaches to rest, and sometimes they are too tired or sick to continue the... Read More

Aquarium Hires New Stranding Response Coordinator

February 24, 2016 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center hired new Stranding Response Coordinator Alex Costidis to oversee the Stranding Response Program on Monday.
Costidis comes to the Aquarium’s Stranding Response Program with over 16 years’ experience in stranding response. His most recent position was with the Univer... Read More

Four Beers, Three Courses, One Awesome Night

February 23, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) Two of the most sought-after food and drink options in Virginia will be paired at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s first-ever Sensible Seafood Craft Beer Dinner. On Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m., fresh, sustainable seafood and one of Virginia’s premier craft breweries take center stage at the Harydw... Read More

Spring Happenings

February 18, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Explore the Bay Sea Adventure, March 12 and 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Accompany Virginia Aquarium educators for a special four-hour trip as we explore the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the man-made islands of the Chesa... Read More

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