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 & IMAX® 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)

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IMAX Is Believing®

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  • Under the Sea 3D
  • Great White Shark

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 Today's Happenings

Summer Camp Registration

Summer camp registration - call, mail or drop off registrations forms at the Virginia Aquarium. Paym… Learn More 

Seal Splash

Reservations required! Get in the water with harbor seals – in this 90-minute program, you’ll meet a… Learn More 

Under the Sea 3D

UNDER THE SEA 3D will offer a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the impact that… Learn More 

Toddler Tuesdays

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

 Upcoming Events

Wildflower Wednesdays

Learn about the importance of native plants with our horticulture team as you tour the Wildflower Garden.

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Shark Shenanigans

Join us as we celebrate one of the oceans most mysterious residents…Sharks! Guests will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about sharks, discover the shark sixth sense, make a shark hat, and view educational programs.

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Birds of Prey Day – Vultures!

Join us as we celebrate nature’s best recyclers! Guests will learn interesting facts about vultures, take a “vulture” scavenger hunt, make vulture vomit and meet a live vulture at the “Meet the Keeper” talk!

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Dog Days of Summer

Join us as we explore ways that animals keep cool. Meet our great-horned owl who takes her ‘socks’ off to stay cool.

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