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 & 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

April 2015 Park Schedule

April 1st - 12th

  • Open Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM

April 13th - April 30th

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

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 

Deepsea Challenge 3D

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

Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creatur… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Sensible Seafood Fest

Enjoy this fun and flavorful adults-only feast with friends and foodies at the Virginia Aquarium! Sample sustainable seafood from the area’s finest restaurants and celebrate seafood that makes sense for a healthy marine environment.

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Deepsea Challenge 3D

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

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Mermaid Mondays

See a mermaid up close and in person! This year, we will be hosting visiting mermaids each Monday in…

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