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.


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 2015 Park Schedule

September 1st -6th

  • Open Daily: 9 AM - 11 PM

September 7th (Labor Day)

  • Open: 9 AM - 5 PM

Beginning September 8th

  • Weekdays: Noon - 9 PM
  • Weekends: 9 AM - 11 PM

All dates and hours listed are subject to change. Call  (757) 385-4947 or email us for up-to-the-minute Park schedule information.

 Today's Happenings

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles filmmaker James Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Maria… Learn More 

Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration … Learn More 

Turtle Vision 3D

Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring the cutest… 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 

 Upcoming Events

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles filmmaker James Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Maria…

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E-Cycling at the Virginia Aquarium

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Virginia Beach Waste Management are teaming up…

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Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo

Explore the balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility at this annual expo. …

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2015 Teacher Appreciation Night

Visit the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion and explore our live animals and interactive exh…

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