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, outdoor aviary, nature trail, 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

Fall Schedule (Beginning September 2nd)

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Twilight climbing starting at 4:00 PM)
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Twilight climbing starting at 6:00 PM)
  • Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Twilight climbing starting at 8:00 PM)

Spring Schedule

  • Open weekends for General Admission
  • Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fridays & Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Summer Schedule (Beginning June 13th)

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Sunday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

All dates and hours listed are subject to change.

 Today's Happenings

3D Theater Renovations

The Aquarium’s 3D theater is closed for major renovations from September 1, 2014 through Novem… Learn More 

Toddler Trek

If you enjoy Toddler Tuesdays, then you won’t want to miss our new Toddler Trek Thursdays, an outdoo… Learn More 

Above & Beyond Behind-The-Scenes

Tour through the inner workings of the Virginia Aquarium and find out what it takes to keep the anim… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Virginia Science Festival

The Virginia Aquarium will participate in the 1st Annual Virginia Science Festival with hands-on sci…

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Monster Madness

Come to the Aquarium dressed for Halloween fun! Our annual Monster Madness event will feature g…

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Fall E-Cycling

In partnership with TFC Recycling/Recycling Perks and Goodwill Industries, the Virginia Aquarium &am…

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Commotion in the Ocean

You won’t want to miss this year’s event – featuring an expanded live auction, a g…

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