2018 Opens with a Special for Locals

January 3, 2018 | 9:00 am

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) The New Year has begun, and the Virginia Aquarium is celebrating Hampton Roads locals with the Locals’ Only Special.
Hampton Roads residents receive 50% off of each Aquarium-only admission ticket when they provide proof of residency. Proof may be a valid Hampton Roads driver’s license or valid photo ID with matching... Read More

Cold Stun Season is Here!

November 17, 2017 | 4:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) As air and water temperatures drop for the winter, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program is preparing to respond to cold-stunned sea turtles. We have already taken in four patients this season, but Virginia has seen up to ten in a single season. The patients currently being rehabilitated are:
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Winter is Coming to the Virginia Aquarium

November 8, 2017 | 6:00 am |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) It's time to look forward to the holidays, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has something for everyone to enjoy this season!
Kicking off the season is Veterans Day, and the Aquarium is once again offering our Veterans Day Special. All veterans are invited to join us through November 12, 2017 for... Read More

Virginia Aquarium E-cycling Event Collects Tons

October 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

Collected electronic waste is diverted from landfills
(Virginia Beach, VA) The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's semi-annual e-cycling event was an overwhelming success, breaking one of its own records, and coming close to a second!
During this three hour event, Aquarium staff and volunteers serviced over 650 individual ve... Read More

Senior Special for Month of October

October 4, 2017 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) In celebration of our greatest generation, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is offering a discount to seniors! Seniors age 62 and older will receive a 50% discount off of the already reduced senior admission rate to the Virginia Aquarium Monday through Friday during the entire month of October. Ticket... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Announces New Director of Husbandry

September 11, 2017 | 2:12 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is proud to announce Chip Harshaw as the new Director of Husbandry.
Harshaw was previously the Interim Director of Husbandry for the Aquarium. Prior to that, Harshaw has served as an Exhibits Specialist, Curator of Mammals, Birds, Herpetology, and Behavioral Training... Read More

Enjoy the Changing Season with the Virginia Aquarium!

September 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Fall means a return to cooler weather and spooky happenings all across the Virginia Aquarium, but it also means that it’s time for the biggest Aquarium fundraiser of the year: Commotion in the Ocean presented by Capital Group!
Commotion in the Ocean makes its return to the Aquarium this year on October 7 from 8 t... Read More

Third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

June 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Foundation Receives Highest Possible Rating for Third Consecutive Year
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation has earned a third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Only a quarter of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive the d... Read More

E-cycling Event a Sweeping Success

February 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center held its annual E-cycling event in partnership with Goodwill Industries, the City of Virginia Beach Public Works, and TFC Recycling, on January 28. The event was a sweeping success, and helped divert 48,388 pounds, or over 24 tons, of material from local landfills.
So... Read More