Love Bites! Symbolically Bite Back with Virginia Aquarium’s Fundraiser

Virginia Beach, VA — Starting on Feb. 1, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will launch its untraditional Valentine’s Day fundraiser called Love Bites to lift the heart-broken and jilted souls. When love stings like a jelly, make it a cathartic experience by symbolically feeding your…

New Changing Exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, Swings to the Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Beach, VA – Explore some of the least known habitats on Earth at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s new interactive Changing Exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, opening Sunday, January 21. Created by Minotaur Mazes, Rainforest Adventure boasts a maze design inviting guests to n…

Virginia Aquarium Responded to 63 Hooked Sea Turtles in 2023

Virginia Beach, VA – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s Stranding Response Team responded to another high number of sea turtles hooked on fishing lines in 2023, nearly matching last year’s record-breaking season. ‘Hooked sea turtle season’ is the Aquarium’s coined term used to refe…

Post-Holiday Recycling Events at the Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Beach, VA – Make plans to wrap up the holidays sustainably by participating in two free recycling events at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: a Christmas tree collection in December and an E-cycling event in January. Once it’s time to retire the Christmas tree… The Virgin…

Virginia Aquarium’s Beloved Otter, Tippy, Mourned

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The elderly North American river otter, Tippy, was humanely euthanized at the Virginia Aquarium on November 27, 2023. The staff at the Virginia Aquarium are mourning the loss of the 16-year-old otter. A diagnostic procedure was conducted on September 12 after Aquarium staff…

Virginia Aquarium’s Newly Renovated South Building to Open January 14

Virginia Beach, VA – Migrate to the South Building this winter! The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will welcome guests into the newly renovated and expanded South Building in January 2024, opening to the public on January 14. Holding nearly 20,000 gallons of water and more than a doz…

Celebrate the “Holi-Rays” with an Aquatic Twist at the Virginia Aquarium

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is decking the halls and exhibits, transforming into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, carolers, and holiday cheer! Jingle all the way to “Holi-Rays” on December 15 and 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.! The holiday event is present…

Virginia Aquarium’s “Ocean Commotion” Auction Raises Over $171K

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The Virginia Aquarium Foundation’s annual event and largest fundraiser of the year, Ocean Commotion, raised more than $171,000 this year through event sponsorships and auction proceeds, netting approximately $115,000 after expenses. The amount raised is the third largest in the…

Aquarium’s Auction Features Exclusive Experiences and One-of-a-Kind Goods

Virginia Beach, VA – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation is preparing for the annual online auction, Ocean Commotion, the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction presents a range of items, including dozens of unique Aquarium experiences, local attraction …

Virginia Aquarium’s Beloved Otter, Tippy, Diagnosed with Lymphoma

(Virginia Beach, VA) – This week, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s elderly North American river otter, Tippy, was diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma after receiving biopsy results from an endoscopic procedure. The team has developed a treatment plan. A diagnostic procedure was c…

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