Hours and Admission
The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All Federal workers with ID and paperwork showing they are on Furlough get admission free to the Aquarium and Historic Houses until they return to work on weekdays only. Family members must pay.
The Aquarium and IMAX® Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Download a map of the Aquarium here.
|DEEP SEA EXPEDITION Combo BEST VALUE!
|1 Aquarium admission
+ 1 IMAX®
|Short Educational Feature
|Child (ages 3-11)
|Senior (ages 62+)
|IMAX only *
* Non-feature length pricing.
- Children under 3 are free. Guests 12 and older are considered adults.
- Active duty military personnel only are offered $1 off Aquarium admission with a valid DoD ID. Discounted tickets are also available at most MWR offices.
- Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Group Tickets and School Visits
For ticket information for groups of 15 or more, please call Guest Services office at (757) 385-0300, Sunday – Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive group rate.
Guests can catch a trolley to the Aquarium, during summer operations, wherever they see a VB Wave sign. Trolleys regularly make stops at the Bay & Ocean Pavilion and Marsh Pavilion. Trolley schedules and stops are subject to change.