Meet just a sampling of the animals! Visit the Aquarium to encounter them all!
Regular early hours, exclusively for those wanting a quieter Aquarium experience.
Find adventure and learn more about our local marine life!
Experience eco-friendly ziplines and an aerial adventure up in the trees!
Bring our exhibits and animals right to your (virtual) classroom.
Our educators bring engaging marine science activities to your classroom.
Learn about our Sensible Seafood Program and learn why making wise sustainable seafood choices is vital to marine conservation.
The Stranding Response Program is responsible for rendering aid to all marine mammals and sea turtles that come ashore in Virginia.
The Aquarium is an amazing place to work with an incredible team!
See what part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities are available.
A resident ambassador for a vulnerable species.
Learn more about Mena and amazing her team!
Experience our Whale Watching Boat Tours
A year filled with successes and celebrations!
Our 2021 Gift Guide | Gifts that give twice and keep on giving
We can give because you give! We value your support.
Join us in pledging to make choices today that will impact those tomorrow.
Ticks are an unfortunate reality but may not be all bad.
Even in the heart of a city, we can find nature co-existing and even thriving.
We can celebrate steps being taken to stop intentional balloon releases.
Water is important to our planet, our lives, and the futures of both.
This birthday boy is an athlete, a dancer, and beyond adorable.
How do we track the hundreds of rehabilitated sea turtles released by our Stranding Team?
Staying on mission with severely reduced revenue and tightened budgets.
Wish lists are being made and people are trying to think of just the right gift for their loved one…
We appreciate and value the individuals who share precious personal time to work with us.
Much of what we learn happens in informal environments in places like the Aquarium.
While we don't have an official opening date on our calendar, we wanted to whet your appetite.
On Halloween, five years ago, the Aquarium welcomed Ralf and Sommer, two unique and special residen…
Satellite telemetry is a technique that allows researchers to track the movement of an animal by us…
Let us introduce the newest members to the Foundation's Board of Trustees.
We are partnering with educators to reach the next generation of conservationists.
We have all heard the saying, “Membership has its perks.” And this certainly is true at the Aquari…
The media tends to spark negative perceptions of sharks that aren't always fair.
Arguably, some of the most active and creative minds belong to parents of preschoolers.
All new Darden Marine Animal Conservation Center will open doors for important work!
People love to visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for many different reasons.
The 15 trillion gallon Chesapeake Bay is "home" to 348 species of finfish.
Isn’t it fascinating that coral species have survived an estimated 250 million years?
We have done a lot of reflecting on what truly is important to us.
There are those who love all snakes and those who would rather snakes stay far away.
We met Seaweed last year under sad conditions almost a year ago.
Coral reefs are fanciful structures abuzz with life and activity.
The kangaroo of Australia is likely the most well-known marsupial. But meet Gizmo!
Some have asked, what if we could just restart the year 2020?
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”
Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow, but many are already leading the charge today!
Russell the Crow has found a new home in the Upland River Room and we are beyond excited!
It has been a busy summer for the Stranding Response Program.
What's happening with the otters during the closure of the South Building?
Sea turtles-one of the most amazing, and most endangered, species in the world.
More than playtime, it's a vital part of our animal care.
The Aquarium is certified as Sensory Inclusive!
A brighter hope for marine conservation.
We are going to miss Peter!
Changes are coming to the Virginia Aquarium!
In honor of World Tomistoma Day...
Sadly, our beloved baby octopus passed away.
We are partnering with Project SECORE for future and conservation of corals.
Our Stranding Response Program is led by a group of trained staff and volunteers!
The negative effects of marine debris on sea turtles have been well-documented globally.
The Virginia Aquarium's water quality lab monitors local waterways.
Improving the long-term sustainability of our aquatic animal collections.
FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program inviting help in conserving local amphibians.
Each year, four loggerhead hatchlings are selected from nests at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge …
Observing marine mammals and sea turtles in the wild is one of the great experiences a person can h…
The Aquarium Bird Department partnered with the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB ), affiliated …