Shark Week
  • Presented By: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  • July 21, 2024 - July 27, 2024
  • Recurring daily
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  • 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • (757) 385-3474
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Shark Week activities is included with the price of regular admission

Sink your teeth into Shark Week at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center with jaw-some activities, shark talks from keepers, prizes, and more! Shark Week will take place at the Aquarium from July 21 through 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During these hours, guests can experience enhanced offerings at both the North Building and South Building.

Guests can celebrate sharks and learn about shark conservation with bonus guest experiences including an interactive FINGO game, Shark egg guest quest, and a special career panel.

Shark talks will be hosted daily all week daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the North Building Promenade and South Building Education Hall at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Topics include shark superpowers, shark myths, anatomy & senses, research, and conservation. A shark talk will not occur on Saturday at the North Building to accommodate a private event.

Catch the career panel on Tuesday, July 23 at 12 p.m. at the North Building. The panel includes a breadth of Aquarium careers including notable panelists, Cynthia Whitbred-Spanoulis, president and CEO; Donovan Krauter, Private Events Coordinator; Rachael Ginsburg, School & Youth Specialist; and Alec Bright, Assistant Curator of Scientific Exhibits.

The Virginia Aquarium is home to several shark species including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and a zebra shark. All Shark Week activities are included in the price of admission.

For a deeper dive into shark experiences, guests can purchase a shark Behind-the-Scenes tour for $25 for members and $30 for general public. View the Aquarium’s sharks from a new perspective above the Norfolk Canyon exhibit, where the aquarists will share their knowledge of sharks. Learn about the Norfolk Canyon, lying deep in the Atlantic Ocean nearly 60 miles off the coast. Behind-the-scenes tours will be available on select days and times.