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Lighting Tour at the Virginia Aquarium
March 10, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ESTFREE
6:00pm-6:30pm Group 1 (10 people max)
6:30pm-7:00pm Group 2 (10 people max)
- Front of House lighting
- Back of House Lighting
- How lighting affects the inhabitants of certain areas and environments
- Tour of the facility “Behind the Scenes”
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the design requirements of front of house and back of house in an aquarium facility. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.
Sean is a US Navy veteran and ODU alumni. In 1991, Sean accepted a position managing the “Sea Giant” at the old Dome site on 19th street. From this he fell in love with the facility and the mission. Sean has held many positions from research technician for stranding program, operations manager, educator, life support and controls systems engineer to his current position: Director of Facilities, Life Support and Technology at the Virginia Beach Aquarium & Marine Science Center. He was instrumental in the conversion from older light sources to LED over the last 8 years as well as collaborating on the design of the new March Pavilion project to open later this year.
This is a free in-person meeting, but reservations are required to be allowed into the Aquarium. Only 10 people will be allowed for one half hour session. We are trying to make this tour as safe and successful as possible, so please follow the latest COVID regulations in addition to the information below. Click here for directions.
Virginia Aquarium In-Person Tour Requirements (please read):
- Wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose
- Maintain 6 feet between you and other attendees
- Wear no loose items – may fall into water or equipment
- No photography
- Closed toe shoes required, no heels
- Do not touch water or equipment
- Some spaces may be loud
- Some spaces are steps or ladder access only
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. RSVP here! Deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 8th, at 5pm.