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.
IMAX Is Believing®
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IMAX® is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images up to six stories high, and wrap-around digital surround sound, IMAX takes you to places you only imagined. Experience the adventure, drama and emotion of some of your favorite Hollywood movies with the extraordinary IMAX visual clarity and sound quality. It's an unforgettable and life-like feast of sights and sounds! Learn more »
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Summer Camp Registration
Summer camp registration - call, mail or drop off registrations forms at the Virginia Aquarium. Paym… Learn More
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
Bring your preschoolers on Tuesdays for this age-appropriate program that includes stories, songs, a… Learn More
Learn about the importance of native plants with our horticulture team as you tour the Wildflower Garden.
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!
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.