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Membership typically pays for itself in less than two visits!

Membership includes a great benefits package. Along with FREE admission for one year, you get more opportunities than other guests. Check in faster through our members entrance and dive into high quality programs, activities, and exclusive member-only events throughout the year!

Join today by calling  (757) 385-0300 or in person at the Admissions or Members desks.

Basic Membership Levels

Otter (2) – $80

2 named adult cardholders. Admits 2 people per day.

Crab (4) – $125

2 named adult cardholders. Admits 4 people per day.

Hedgehog (6) – $175

2 named adult cardholders. Admits 6 people per day.

Philanthropic Membership Levels (portion of payment is tax deductible)

Seal (6) – $500

2 named adult cardholders. Admits six people per day. Additional benefits include 8 IMAX vouchers and 4 Aquarium Boat Trip vouchers. (Winter Wildlife, Ocean Collections, or Dolphin Watching). ($282 is tax deductible)

Dolphin Society – $750

Seal (6) benefits plus name recognition as donor in Aquarium publications and annual report and Behind-the-Scenes tour for 8 people. ($532 is tax deductible)

Whale Society – $1,000

Seal (6) benefits plus name recognition as donor in Aquarium publications and annual report, invitation for 2 to attend Commotion in the Ocean gala, and Behind-the-Scenes for 4 people. ($782 is tax deductible)

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How Membership Works

You can have two named adults share the membership. These adults are listed on the membership application. They become the members and at least one of these two adults has to be present to use the membership.

We have a mix-and-match guest policy and members may have different guests each visit. Your guests can be other adults or children.  Due to this, your children are considered your guests, not members. Children two and younger are free and do not require an allotted admission under the membership.

If you have a nanny or other caregiver of your children, you must list this person as one of the two adult names on the membership application. We do not accept notes from parents for someone who is not a member to use their membership. Membership allows you to bring people as your guests, but not send people as guests without you. 

The primary member may replace the secondary member once during the membership year. 

Membership Office contact information:

Virginia Aquarium
717 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 (757) 385-0279