Virginia Aquarium – Featured Events 2018

 

Photo Credit: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

 

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a must for any Virginia Beach visitor. And because there are always new exhibits and exciting events, Virginia Beach locals will always find something fresh to experience.

Looking for something special during your visit? Check out what’s coming up in our featured events.​​

Craft Brews Cruise
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Enjoy sunset over the water on the Atlantic Explorer ​for our 2018 series of Craft Brews Cruises. During these two hour trips, you will be treated to craft brews from local breweries as part of our Sensible Seafood Program partnership. Tickets are $33 for Aquarium members and $35 for non-members. ​

Sensible Seafood Fest
Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:00 PM
​Presented by PNC Bank, this event celebrates ocean-friendly seafood! Sample a variety of mouth-watering dishes featuring sustainable seafood prepared by incredibly talented local and regional chefs.

This event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are on sale now! BUY TICKET

Clean the Creek
Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 AM
On Saturday June 2, the Virginia Aquarium will host a cleanup of Owls Creek and surrounding areas. We’re looking for individual volunteers, families, work teams, and military groups to clean by foot or by kayak. The cleanup, scheduled from 9 to 11am, will help remove trash and debris from our waterways.

To participate, register by email at aquavols@virginiaaquarium.com or call the Aquarium’s volunteer office at 757-385-0274 no later than noon on Wednesday, May 30th. An itinerary will be emailed to volunteers no later than 5:00pm on May 31.

World Oceans Day
Friday, June 8, 2018 11:00 AM
Help us celebrate World Oceans Day 2018! It will be a day full of fun, including live animal presentations and special activities throughout the Bay & Ocean Pavilion!

World Oceans Day
Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:00 AM
Help us celebrate World Oceans Day 2018! It will be a day full of fun, including live animal presentations and special activities throughout the Bay & Ocean Pavilion!

World Oceans Day
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:00 AM
Help us celebrate World Oceans Day 2018! It will be a day full of fun, including live animal presentations and special activities throughout the Bay & Ocean Pavilion!

Special Needs Under the Sea
Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:30 AM
Join us as we invite families with children or adults with special needs to visit the Aquarium before we open to the public. See all of our animals and exhibits in a calm, comfortable environment and explore at your own pace. The event begins at 7:30am and continues through opening at 9am, but guests who visit early are welcome to stay for as long as they would like. Tickets are available here: https://tickets.virginiaaquarium.com/events/special%20needs%20under%20the%20sea/2018-4-15_7.30/aquarium%20admission?back=2&area=0a93aa8b-5677-4383-bb10-b375cbd6f3cb&type=ga

Advanced registration is required. Regular admission rates apply https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/visit/Pages/Admission.aspx

One caretaker is admitted at no charge if he or she is working with a guest who is visiting the Aquarium, watching a movie in the Virginia Aquarium Giant Screen Theater, or enjoying a boat trip on the Atlantic Explorer.. A caretaker is defined as a required medical attendant without whom the guest could not tour the Aquarium.

A caretaker is defined as a required medical attendant without whom the guest could not tour the Aquarium, enjoy the movie, or take a boat trip. The disabled guest may request an additional caretaker be admitted at 50% of regular admission.

Craft Brews Cruise Boat Trip
Friday, July 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Enjoy sunset over the water on the Atlantic Explorer ​for our 2018 series of Craft Brews Cruises. During these two hour trips, you will be treated to craft brews from local breweries as part of our Sensible Seafood Program partnership. Tickets are $33 for Aquarium members and $35 for non-members. ​

Craft Brews Cruise Boat Trip
Friday, August 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Enjoy sunset over the water on the Atlantic Explorer ​for our 2018 series of Craft Brews Cruises. During these two hour trips, you will be treated to craft brews from local breweries as part of our Sensible Seafood Program partnership. Tickets are $33 for Aquarium members and $35 for non-members. ​

Craft Brews Cruise Boat Trip
Friday, September 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Enjoy sunset over the water on the Atlantic Explorer ​for our 2018 series of Craft Brews Cruises. During these two hour trips, you will be treated to craft brews from local breweries as part of our Sensible Seafood Program partnership. Tickets are $33 for Aquarium members and $35 for non-members. ​