Curious George: Let's Get Curious!
September 23, 2018- January 6, 2019
Special Aquarium Member Opening: September 22, 2018
The insatiable curiosity of Curious George- the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years - comes to life September 23, 2018 at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The new exhibit will introduce young children to Curious George's world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful, and interactive math, science, and engineering-based adventure. This exhibit is included with your Aquarium admission.
Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.
Bay & Ocean Pavilion
- Harbor Seals (under renovation)
- Restless Planet:
- Komodo Dragons
- Red Sea Tunnel
- Tomistoma Crocodiles
- Light Tower Aquarium with sea turtles
- Norfolk Canyon Aquarium featuring sharks
- Ray Touch Pool
- Chesapeake Bay Aquarium
- North American river otter exhibit
Blue crab corner exhibit*
*Denotes exhibits currently unavailable due to upcoming renovations.
Enjoy this 1/3 mile walk along scenic Owls Creek connecting the Aquarium's two buildings. With outlook posts and sweeping views of the protected salt marsh, the Nature Trail is a beautiful walk through the woods.
Oysters provide a valuable resource to the marine environment, improving the water quality and serving as a protective habitat for juvenile fish and other animals.
In mid-2015, a demonstration oyster reef was created at the Aquarium and stocked with over 18,000 juvenile oysters raised by Old Donation Center School, Princess Anne Middle School, and New Castle Elementary School. The oyster reef includes an intertidal section with 30 feet of natural oyster shell, 30 feet of oyster castles, and 30 feet of undisturbed mud flat, as well as a large subtidal section of natural shell bounded by a fringing reef of mounded shells.
You can see our oyster reef, which also offers a unique educational experience, from the scenic overlook on the Nature Trail.
Special thanks to the
Rudee Inlet Foundation for funding the oyster reef project, and to
Lynnhaven River Now and the Crystal Club for their help and support with design and installation.