It’s going to be a special day at the Virginia Aquarium

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia Aquarium is inviting families with children or adults with special needs to visit the aquarium on Jan. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

That’s before the aquarium opens to the public.

The families can see all of the animals and exhibits in a calm, comfortable environment and explore at their own pace, according to the aquarium’s website.

While the event starts 7:30 a.m., guests are welcome to stay as long as they’d like.

Advanced registration is required and regular admission rates apply.

The aquarium wants families to note that one caretaker is admitted at no charge if they are working with a guest visiting the aquarium.

A caretaker is defined as a required attendant without whom the guest could not tour the aquarium.

The disabled guest may request an additional caretaker be admitted at 50 percent off the regular admission, aquarium officials said.

To learn more about the Virginia Aquarium and to find tickets to all of its events, click here.

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