Gloria Retires to Florida

October 16, 2015 | 10:08 am |  View Release

(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

Sam Low Speaking Engagement and Film Screening

October 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(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

The Public Voted and the New Seal Has Been Named

October 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(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