Virginia Aquarium CEO Elected to WAZA Council

Virginia Beach, VA – The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) announced their 2023-2025 council elections which includes Cynthia Whitbred-Spanoulis, president and CEO of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Seventy one percent of WAZA members voted from a pool of 34 candidat…

Easy Ecofriendly Disposal at the Virginia Aquarium Sept. 23

Virginia Beach, VA – Drop off used personal electronic items, vehicle batteries and more at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s E-Cycling event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, presented by PRA Group. Rain or shine, participants can plan on recycling old, broken or …

“Bee” Amazed by the New Changing Exhibit at the Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Beach, VA – Debuting September 24, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center invites guests to discover the vital role of pollinators at the new seasonal exhibit, Amazing Pollinators. Created by Minotaur Mazes, Amazing Pollinators is a role-play adventure immersing guests into the …

Shandra Cummings Named Chief of Staff at the Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Beach, VA – After a competitive process, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has selected Shandra Cummings as the new Chief of Staff. Cummings joined the Virginia Aquarium in March 2023 as the Executive Assistant to the Director and will now take on this role as the primary l…

The Virginia Aquarium Partners with Gourmet Gang to Open Mermaid Bay Café

Virginia Beach, VA – The café at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has reopened as Mermaid Bay Café thanks to a new partnership with Gourmet Gang. Formerly Osprey Café, Mermaid Bay Café provides quick service with a variety of freshly made menu items from salads and sandwiches to pi…

Dive into a World of Imagination with Sun-Maid at the Virginia Aquarium

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Sun-Maid, the iconic and innovative dried fruit and snacks brand, is teaming up with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, inviting guests to dive into a world of imagination during Sun-Maid Sundays this July. The Aquarium is “raisin” the guest experience with sc…

Mackenzie DiNardo Named the Vice President of Marketing at the Virginia Aquarium

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Through a rigorous competitive process, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has selected Mackenzie Di Nardo to join the leadership team as the Vice President of Marketing where she will lead all aspects of marketing and public relations. Di Nardo is well acquain…

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