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Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Fest

Published: May 14, 2014

During the month of May, the Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Fest will feature several events in Virginia Beach. Sensible Seafood Fest events are supported by the Aquarium’s Sensible Seafood Program. Together with 75 local partners, the Sensible Seafood Program offers information to consumers, chefs and suppliers.

One of the ways the program accomplishes this is through outreach to the local coastal community in the form of events. These events are focused during the week of the Sensible Seafood Fest. This year there are two additional public programs:

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Food, Healthy YOU
Date: Saturday, May 17
Location: Bay and Ocean Pavilion
Time: 11a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: included with Aquarium admission

During this bonus experience, families will learn how a healthy lifestyle and healthy oceans go hand-in-hand. Event sponsors and partners will be on hand to engage visitors through activities and presentation demonstrations. A special menu will be featured at the Aquarium’s Osprey Café.

Seafood Here, There and Everywhere
Date: Sunday, May 18
Location: Aquarium IMAX Theater
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Kick-off Sensible Seafood Week with a presentation from Oceans Program Senior Policy Specialist Timothy Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was a co-creator of the Ecofish Seafood Safe program and is an advisor to SeaWeb’s KidSafe Seafood campaign and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Coastal Sharks Board.

Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Fest
Date: Thursday, May 22
Location: Bay and Ocean Pavilion
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person (includes food and two adult beverages).
* Adults only *

Enjoy a fun and flavorful feast with friends and foodies at the Virginia Aquarium for its 5th Annual Sensible Seafood Fest. Attendees can sample sustainable seafood from area restaurants, tour the aquarium and check out education booths to learn about other sustainable initiatives taking place in Hampton Roads.