Spring Forward with the Virginia Aquarium

January 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Subscribers Discount, February 1 through 28
Aquarium email newsletter subscribers will receive a special discount from February 1 through 28 of $5 off Whales & Wildlife boat trip tickets! No other discounts will apply. Emails will be sent out throughout the month reminding subscribers of their special discount... Read More

Free E-Cycling Event at the Virginia Aquarium

January 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Now that the holidays are over, the Virginia Aquarium's E-cycling event offers a great chance for you to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! Thanks to a partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries, you can recycle or properly dispose of old electronics and househo... Read More

Seals Showing Up Along Shorelines

January 18, 2017 | 11:00 am |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Virginia’s coastline is home to an incredible array of permanent and migratory animals, and winter brings some of the most amazing visitors - whales and seals!
Each year, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team receives dozens of calls alerting us to the location of hauled out seals, which is helpful for our po... Read More

Kick Off 2017 with the Virginia Aquarium

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

Locals' Only Special, January 1 through 31
We love our locals! Receive $10 off each adult Aquarium-only admission ticket Monday through Friday when you show proof of residency. Proof may be a valid Hampton Roads license or valid photo ID with matching current utility bill for a Hampton Roads residence. Some restri... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Shatters Revenue Records for Previous Fiscal Year

December 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) From the inception of a wildly successful Valentine’s Day Dinner with the fishes to the third installment of Mermaid Mondays in April, new and revamped programs were essential to the past operating year for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Final audited numbers were recently posted, and revealed a ba... Read More

Cold Stun Season Arrives with Rhyme

December 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

There’s a chill in the air, the waters are colder. Some sea turtles left, while others were bolder.
Below are the five, we received in November. All are alive, And we’re into December.
Sea turtles need protection, Of that, there’s no doubt. But the early projection Means the weather is out.
Named after Seuss, The turtles will be. Hoping f... Read More

The Holidays Hit the Virginia Aquarium

November 22, 2016 | 11:00 am |  View Release

Sailing with Santa, December 17, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Set sail with Santa and his crew on a 60 minute cruise along Owls Creek while enjoying refreshments and festive activities. Tickets are $12 for Aquarium members and $15 for non-members. Call (757) 385-3473 for reservations.
Whales & Wi... Read More

Why Does the Bird Have a Dog Toy?

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

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – In the Marsh Pavilion, Tippy, one of our North American river otters, works diligently to remove a treat from a water bottle in his exhibit. At the same time in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, Greenie, our green sea turtle, pulls leaf lettuce from a floating jolly ball dog toy. Later in the day, one of our birds will ... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Hires First Veterinarian

September 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Marking a major milestone, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full time staff veterinarian, Dr. Allyson McNaughton.
Dr. McNaughton is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University in Burna... Read More