The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over 800,000 gallons of fun await you! To make the most of your self-guided Aquarium tour, be sure to visit both buildings as well as the Owls Creek Path that connects them.

Admission sales and parking are available at both buildings. Your ticket and hand stamp are good all day at both buildings. Parking is available to the north of the Aquarium on the west side of General Booth as well as on east side of General Booth Blvd. across from the Bay & Ocean Pavilion. There is also handicapped parking at two of the parking lots and both buildings are entirely handicapped accessible.

The Aquarium and Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Download a map of the Aquarium here.

May is National Military Appreciation Month and we are honoring our military visitors with a special discount on every Sunday & Monday in May 2015. Show your valid military ID (active service member, dependent or retiree) to get 50% off the purchase of Aquarium or Aquarium combo tickets. May not be combined with any other discount or offer.

Admission Prices

Aquarium admission + one 3D film (45 min. film)  
Adult $28.00
Child (ages 3-11) $21.00
Senior (ages 62+) $26.00
Military Adult (with ID) $26.00
Military Child (ages 3-11) $19.00
Military Senior (62+ with ID) $24.00
  Adult Child 
(ages 3-11)
(ages 62+)
(with ID)
Military Child
(ages 3-11)
Military Senior
(62+ with ID)
Aquarium Only $22.00 $15.00 $20.00 $20.00 $13.00 $18.00
3D Theater Only (45 min. film) $9.00 $8.00 $8.50 $9.00 $8.00 $8.50
Aquarium admission + Adventure Park voucher  
Adult $69.00
Youth (ages 10-11) $56.00
Child (ages 7-9) $52.00
Tot (ages 5-6) $15.00
Senior (age 62+) $67.00
Military Adult (with ID) $67.00
Military Youth (ages 10-11) $54.00
Military Child (ages 7-9) $50.00
Military Tot (ages 5-6) $13.00
Military Senior (62+ with ID) $65.00
Adventure Park Adult Youth 
(ages 10-11)
(ages 7-9)
(ages 5-6)
Pricing $51 $45 $41 Free with paying Adult
Labyrinth (ages 5+) $25 $25 $25 $25

You may purchase tickets by simply visiting the Aquarium.

Please note our online ticketing site will be unavailable between Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, May 31 for maintenance. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

  • Children under 3 are free. Guests 12 and older are considered adults.
  • The Virginia Aquarium offers a $2 off Aquarium admission to active duty and retired military personnel and their dependent family members with valid military ID. Discounted tickets for the whole family are available at most MWR offices.Manual wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Manual wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Group Tickets and School Visits

Group Tickets and School Visits

For ticket information for groups of 15 or more, please call the Guest Services Office at​  (757) 385-0300, Sunday–Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive group rate. Visit our Group Tours and Pricing page for more information.