Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

About Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

The Aquarium showcases Virginia’s diverse and unique marine environment. The 89-acre campus includes: two exhibit buildings; a one-third-mile long nature trail; Virginia native gardens; 650,000 gallons of aquariums; interactive exhibits; live animal habitats and touch pools. The animal collection represents over 250 species. Seasonal boat trips, as well as premium behind the scene exhibits add a deeper dimension to guest visits.

In recent years, research and conservation efforts with the Aquarium have grown. The Virginia Aquarium was the first certified Green Attraction in the Commonwealth. It has also taken the lead by hosting e-cycling events and developing a Sensible Seafood program. The Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practice.


Water Quality Lab Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Virginia Beach, VA
“I liked working with interesting people outside of my usual field of work. I learned a lot about environmental sciences and water quality testing, something that I rarely (if ever) learn about as a chemical engineer. ”

Sensible Seafood Research Assisstant

May 2019 - August 2019 Virginia Beach, VA
“All of the people I worked with were open and willing to share their experiences, most of them having worked in the field of conservation. ”
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