May Days at the Virginia Aquarium

April 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

Military Sundays and Mondays
Since May is National Military Appreciation Month the Virginia Aquarium will honor active duty military personnel, immediate family members, and retired military with half priced admission on Sundays and Mondays in May. A valid military ID must be presented.
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Virginia Aquarium Grieves Loss of Popular Seal

April 20, 2015 | 12:00 pm

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – It is with great sadness that the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center announces the death of one of its beloved seals. Phoca, a 27 year-old male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), was humanely euthanized this morning after failing to recover from an endoscopic examination that was required to detect why he was... Read More

Spring Seal Guest and Sightings

April 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescued a "snow seal" last Friday from the shores of Corova, NC. Like humans who winter over in warmer climates and in spring return to northern homes, seals are migrating north. Sometimes these seals stop on local beaches to rest. And sometimes they are too ti... Read More