Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Virginia Aquarium needs help making its license plate a reality

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Aquarium is in the process of creating a license plate that will help support the its ocean conservation efforts and it needs 450 applications to do it.

The deadline for the 450 applications to be completed and paid for is Jan. 7, extended from the original deadline of Dec. 31, 2018, according to the aquarium’s website.

The funding generated from the license plate sales will help support the Virginia Aquarium’s conservation and research programs, including their state-wide marine animal Stranding Response Program.

Sign up now for $25 (or $35 for a personalized plate) and help the aquarium reach that goal.

Download the form by clicking the button below based on your internet browser.

If you use Internet Explorer, you can now complete the form entirely digitally, including with a digital signature.

No need to print, scan, and send back. For all other browsers, print, scan, and email back.​​

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There are three ways to return the completed form to their team for processing:

  • ​Email it to the aquarium’s team at ​​​ and they will sen​d you the link to process your online payment.
  • Return the completed form in person to their Guest Services Office, located to the right of the ticket counter, and they can accept payment on-site.
  • Mail the completed form and payment:
    • ​Virginia Aquarium
      ATTN: ​Accounting
      717 General Booth Blvd.
      Virginia Beach, VA 23451​

​Forms are also available at the aquarium’s Guest Services Office, and can be completed and turned in on-site.

Please note that for online payments, the name on the credit card or account you create will need to match the name on the vehicle registration.

Make checks payable to Virginia Aquarium Foundation.

Only when they reach the necessary 450 license plate pre-sales required by the state will it be brought before the Virginia General Assembly for approval.

If they do not make the 450 license plate pre-sales goal, your money will be returned.

To learn more about the Virginia Aquarium, click here.

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