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.

 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

Winter Schedule

January

  • Fridays: Open 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Weekends: Open 9 AM - 5 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

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Take off on a thrilling prehistoric ad… Learn More 

Humpback Whales

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 

Sea Monsters

In the Late Cretaceous, a great inland ocean divided North America in two. A curious and adventurous… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Sea Adventures – Whales & Wildlife

Join our experienced naturalists aboard the Atlantic Explorer for a 2 1/2-hour boat tour to search for the whales, dolphins, seals, and seabirds that visit Virginia’s coastal waters in winter.

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Sea Adventure: Special Guest Bob Zentz

Our 2:00pm Whales & Wildlife boat trip will feature a special on-board bonus experience! Tidewat…

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Valentine’s Dinner

Your love is exclusive. Make your Valentine’s Dinner reflect it. On Saturday, February 13, be one of only 21 couples to enjoy one of the most unique dining venues in Hampton Roads: the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

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Hardywood Craft Beer Dinner

Join the Sensible Seafood Program and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for an exclusive three-course din…

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