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.
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 2015 Park Schedule
Beginning September 8th
- Weekdays: Noon - 9 PM
- Weekends: 9 AM - 9 PM
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
In the Late Cretaceous, a great inland ocean divided North America in two. A curious and adventurous… Learn More
Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure
Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration … Learn More
Sundays with Santa
Join Santa and his elves for festivities and fun activities.
Be sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium.
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.