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.

 Hours

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

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

 Purchase

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

 Address

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 

The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head will lead the way on amazing adventures into outer space, under the sea and more! Ge… Learn More 

Myths and Mysteries of the Deep

We will kick off Myths and Mysteries of the Deep week on Hagfish Day! Each day there will be a creat… Learn More 

Toddler Tuesdays

Bring your preschoolers on Tuesdays for this age-appropriate program that includes stories, songs, a… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Monster Madness

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

Upcoming Dates 

Watts Speaker Series: Joel Sartore

National Geographic freelance photographer Joel Sartore shares his Photo Ark project to photograph every captive species on earth. Through photos, video and stories, see how we can make a difference.

Upcoming Dates 

Member Exclusive – Breakfast with Santa

Snap a photo with our very jolly special guest. Holiday craft stations and other activities will be available along with a delicious breakfast prepared by Sodexo’s executive chef. Reservations are required.

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