Scenic Overlook Closed for Renovations

The Scenic Overlook is closed for construction, with a new deck expected to reopen this fall. The Nature Trail between the buildings remains open.

A gift to the Aquarium Fund helps us maintain exhibits and care for thousands of animals, provide educational offerings, conduct conservation research, and operate our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program. 

Payment Options

Send A Check

Please make your check payable to Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc.

Give By Card

Accepted cards include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Give By Card

Gifts of Stock

Giving stocks or securities is easy and tax-wise. Follow these simple instructions to make a gift of appreciated stock to support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation.

Give Stock

Give From Your IRA

Donate directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for tax benefits and higher charitable impact, quickly and easily. If you are at least 70.5 years old, you can use a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA to support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation. After reaching 73 years old, a QCD may begin to count towards fulfilling your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Contact your IRA custodian to make a gift from your IRA.

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a smart way to manage your philanthropy. DAFs are created by transferring a variety of assets to a commercial or community DAF provider, which may provide tax relief. Over time, you can recommend grants to charities like the Virginia Aquarium Foundation at a time of your choosing. Contact your DAF account holder about making a gift from your DAF.

Crypto Giving

Donate crypto, save on taxes and make a difference. If you own crypto, giving to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation is a smarter, tax-savvy way to make a difference. Gifts may be made through Crypto for Charity.

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Bequest Gifts

Create a legacy inspiring conservation and education of the marine environment for years to come by making a gift to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation in your will or trust.

How to Bequest Gifts

More Ways to Give

Corporate Matching Gift

Double the impact of your gift through your company’s matching gift program. See your company’s human resources office to determine if a matching gift program is available.

Tribute Gifts

Make a meaningful gift to the Aquarium in memory of or in honor of someone special.

Recurring Gifts

The greenest and easiest way to support the Aquarium! For as little as $5 a month, you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making a difference with a recurring monthly contribution.

Set Up A Recurring Gift

Other Ways to Support the Aquarium

Protect Sea Life License Plate

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers a Protect Sea Life license plate for purchase, featuring a loggerhead sea turtle! Proceeds help support our operation and programs in Virginia.

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Kroger Community Rewards

As a Kroger Community Rewards program recipient, you can earn money for the Virginia Aquarium by registering your Kroger Plus Card. Each time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card, the Aquarium will automatically earn a rebate. Register and enroll in our program to start giving!

Register for Kroger Community Awards
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Send a payment through your PayPal account to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation by clicking on the image. You can also set the Aquarium as a favorite charity to conveniently give each time you use your account.

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Ebay Sellers

List the Virginia Aquarium as your selected charity, noting our PayPal account.

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