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Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Spice up your holiday shopping list and give your loved ones a unique gift this holiday season, whether it's Aquarium tickets, a Membership, or a one-of-a-kind tour for memories that last a lifetime.

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How We Rehabilitate Sea Turtles

Our Stranding Response Team worked hard this past summer responding to hooked and otherwise stranded sea turtles all along Coastal Virginia, and our Stranding Response facility admitted numerous turtle patients for rehabilitation through this summer’s hooked-turtle season. But rehabilitation isn’t …

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It’s the spookiest season of the year, and time to stock up on candy and chocolates for the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhoods. But while Halloween fans decorate their doorsteps and craft their costumes, it’s a good time to consider what’s in the sweets we’re buying – and not just the sugar. Es…

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Practice Responsible Recreation This Summer!

Making plans for an amazing summer? As a waterside community, residents of Virginia Beach and its surrounding cities are gearing up to get out and enjoy some boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking, crabbing, and more. It’s the perfect time of year to be on the water, but that also makes it the most im…

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New Digs for 25

A familiar face is greeting guests from a new space! 25, our male loggerhead sea turtle, has moved out of the Chesapeake Light Tower Aquarium where the other sea turtles live and now resides in our Norfolk Canyon exhibit, which is our main shark habitat. The decision to move 25 out of Light Tower w…

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Keeping It Local

Spring has almost returned, and we’re looking forward to warmer weather and more time to enjoy the outdoors! As our local foliage begins to reawaken after the cold and dark of winter, we’re taking a look at what it is that’s sprouting around us and showing a little love to local plant species. Here…

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Building The Beloved Community

Come celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with us! January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and this year, our team is looking forward to celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by spreading awareness to our friends and supporters of one of his lesser-known dreams: the Beloved Community. Per The King Cent…

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What's On The Menu?

It’s on top of everyone’s mind this season...food! Except by “everyone” we mean all of our animals, and by “this season” we mean all day, every day! With thousands of animals from over 300 species living in our Aquarium, we run through quite a lot of food. And with so many dietary needs that vary n…

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