Explore & Experience

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands.


The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Aquarium & 3D Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is full of life experiences awaiting your discovery.


Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Experience Nature From New Heights  

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium — an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience in the trees above the scenic Owls Creek. Kids, teens and adults can all enjoy The Adventure Park and it's perfect for families or groups too. Up in the trees of the Owls Creek Path you will see wooden platforms at different heights. They are connected either by zip lines that climbers "zip" across or fun challenge bridges that climbers navigate in order to get from one platform to the next. Learn more »

  The Adventure Park Information

Autumn Schedule

September 8th - November 21st

  • Open Weekdays: 12 PM - 9 PM
  • Open Weekends: 9 AM - 9 PM

*Nov. 15th: Open 12 PM – 9 PM (Event in the Morning)

November 22nd - November 29th

  • Open Daily: 9 AM - 10 PM

*Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28th: Park Closed

Winter Schedule

November 30th - December 18th

  • Open Fridays: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Open Saturdays and Sundays: 9 AM - 5 PM

*Dec. 18th: open until 7 PM

December 19th - December 31st

  • Open: 9 AM - 7 PM

*Christmas Day, Dec. 25th: Closed
*Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st: Closing at 5 PM

All dates and hours listed are subject to change. Call  (757) 385-4947 or email us for up-to-the-minute Park schedule information.

 Today's Happenings

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most … Learn More 

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

Jean-Michel Cousteau offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps t… Learn More 

Sea Adventures: Sailing with Santa

Set sail with Santa and his crew aboard the Atlantic Explorer for a cruise on Owls Creek. Enjoy refr… Learn More 


Be sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Ba… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Sundays with Santa

Join Santa and his elves for festivities and fun activities.

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Be sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium.

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Member Exclusive - Breakfast with Santa!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by SODEXO’s executive chef; snap a photo and visit with our very jolly special guest! Holiday craft stations and other activities will be available.

Call (757) 385-FISH for reservations.

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Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Event

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) –The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, in partnership with G…

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