Deepsea Challenge 3D

9:45 - 10:30 am

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: Members - $5.00; Non-Members: Adults - $9.00; Children ages 3-11 - $8.00; Seniors - $8.50

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles filmmaker James Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface—piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking.

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Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Virginia Aquarium Boat Dock (Bay & Ocean Pavilion)

Cost: Adults - $20; children 3-11 years old - $15; children under age 3 - no charge; ask about member discounts

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration for Virginia’s most common and charismatic marine mammal, bottlenose dolphins! Brown pelicans, bald eagles, and other seabirds are frequently sighted, along with sea turtles.

In keeping with our conservation-based mission, this Sea Adventure adheres to all responsible wildlife viewing  guidelines, which ensure our trips do not disturb the animals.

Schedule: Trips are subject change due to boating conditions.

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Turtle Vision 3D

10:45 - 11:15 am, 1:20 - 1:50 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring the cutest sea turtle on the big screen.

From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through truly immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving octopus. Dive into icy polar waters to meet a friendly whale.

Are you ready to face the dangers you may encounter with humans?

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Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

11:30 am - 12:10 pm, 2:05 - 2:45 pm, 4:00 - 4:40 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 per person; $6.00 add-on

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-3474

Jean-Michel Cousteau offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all - that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Dive into this whole new world that will leave you in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans - the source of all life on our planet.

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Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

12:35 - 1:05 pm, 3:15 - 3:45 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 per person; $6.00 add-on

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-3474

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

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Seals Behind-the-Scenes

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Location: Bay & Ocean Pavilion

Cost: $45 Members; $55 Non-members (Reservations must be booked by 12:30 p.m.)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

Visit the seal holding area and meet our harbor seals, learn about their care from the mammal care specialists, and observe a behavioral training session. (45 minutes)

Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old, and all children under age 13 must be accompanied by a paying participating adult.

Big Screen Saturdays: Independence Day

7:50 - 10:15 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $5.00

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, man's best weapon is the will to survive.

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Sea Adventures: July 4th Fireworks

8:30 - 10:15 pm

Location: Virginia Aquarium Boat Dock (next to Harbor Seals Exhibit)

Cost: Adults - $30; Children-$25

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-3474

A special Sea Adventure for July 4th - view fireworks from a unique vantage point and without the crowds: onboard the Aquarium’s Atlantic Explorer, a 65-foot catamaran! This special cruise departs the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center at 8:30 p.m. and returns to the dock after the show is over, around 10:15 p.m. Avoid the oceanfront traffic by taking Birdneck Road to General Booth Boulevard. Don’t worry about parking fees; parking at the Virginia Aquarium is always free! Click to purchase tickets.

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