Winter Virginia Aquarium happenings include: Sea Adventures, Member Exclusive Special Events, Changing Exhibits, Educational Programs and more! Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium introduced the 2015 sea turtle hatchlings into their exhibit this morning. They will remain on exhibit for 12 to 18 months before being returned to the ocean.
These hatchlings, named Matthew "Pathfinder" Maury, Vagn Ekman, Sir John Murray, and Sylvia Earle, after influential explorers... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium will offer half off Aquarium admission on Veteran’s Day to all active duty military, retirees, and veterans. This discount will apply only to the individual who served, not the entire family.
Some form of military ID required, such as a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), VA ID card, Cur... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) Through the first permitted import of Tomistoma from their native country since 1974, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center acquired two juvenile crocodiles on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Tomistoma crocodiles were born and raised in a Malaysian crocodile farm, and their arrival makes them one of only six bree... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) Gloria, the guest favorite False gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) or Tomistoma crocodile, will be leaving the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for her new home in St. Augustine, Fla. Gloria’s last day on exhibit at the Virginia Aquarium will be Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.
Gloria is owned by the Bronx Zoo and h... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) Award winning author and filmmaker Sam Low will be showing a screening of his film The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, a documentary about Polynesian settlement of the Pacific more than 1,000 years ago. The Polynesians were experts in the ocean-faring field, and the movie will discuss their extraordinary feat... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) The newest member of the Aquarium, a young harbor seal, has been named Rudder, thanks to a public naming contest that engaged voters from around the world.
The Aquarium staff was thrilled with the support from the public, including several great name suggestions. Popular write-in submissions included Pepper, Pickles... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will open the naming contest for the new juvenile male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) at 12:00 p.m. on September 23 and continue through October 7 at 11:59 p.m.
The community can vote on the Virginia Aquarium's website at www.virginiaaquarium.com/seal-naming... Read More
Virginia Aquarium Begins Community Water Monitoring Program In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day on Friday, September 18, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is beginning a citizen water monitoring program, allowing members of the community to provide water samples to be tested by our water quality lab.
The Virgini... Read More
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will give you the chance to get close to these incredible creatures as the changing exhibit gallery is transformed by sight, sound and touch into Dinosaurs! The exhibit remains through January 3, 2016. This exhibit is included with admission to the Virginia... Read More