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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.
Hedgehog (6): Both cardholders plus 4 guests OR 1 cardholder plus 5 guests if other cardholder not visiting that day.
Philanthropic Membership Levels (portion of payment is tax deductible)
Stingray (6) – $275 – 2 named adult cardholders
Admits six people per day. Additional benefits include 6 IMAX® vouchers and 2 Aquarium Boat Trip vouchers (Winter Wildlife, Ocean Collections, or Dolphin Watching). ($74 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)
How Membership Works
Up to two named adults share the membership. Cardholders can be any adult (relatives, nannies, or other caregivers). These named adults become the members. Based on the level, membership admits two, four or six people (including the adult cardholders). At least one cardholder must be present to use the membership and have a photo ID when checking in.
Cardholders may mix-and-match guests each visit. Guests may be adults or children. Membership cards may not be loaned or transferred. If you have a nanny or other caregiver, this individual must be listed as one of the two cardholders in order to use the membership. The primary cardholder may replace the secondary cardholder once during the year. Children ages 2 or younger are free and do not count towards member admission limit.
Membership Office contact information:Virginia Aquarium
717 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451