Welcome to the Virginia Aquarium

Purchase tickets in advance to experience one of the best aquariums in the country, with incredible exhibits and amazing animals representing hundreds of species.

Some Exhibits Are Closed For Renovation

Learn which exhibits are currently under construction on our Renovations page.

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, November 30

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Discovery Garden9:00 AM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

Want to be a part of our team? Come see what full-time and part-time positions we have available!

Looking to Support Our Mission?

Volunteer at the Aquarium

Support from our incredible volunteers is vital to the success of our mission and to the daily functioning of the Aquarium. If you're seeking a meaningful way to support conservation efforts, come explore our rewarding volunteer opportunities!

 Featured Events

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Discovery Garden

Dec 07 | 9:00 AM

Meet us on the Coastal Garden Deck for playtime fun focusing on nature.

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2021 Sensory Friendly Mornings

Sensory Friendly Morning

Dec 10 | 7:30 AM

​We will open early exclusively for individuals and families wanting a quieter Aquarium experience.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Dec 27 | 9:00 AM

Save lives with the Virginia Aquarium and schedule your appointment today!

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Featured Blog Story

Woah, Baby!

Welcoming our brand-new Tomistoma hatchlings!


 Things to Do

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The Adventure Park

Looking for something new and unique to do that will get your heart racing with excitement? Come to our aerial adventure park in Virginia Beach for the best ropes course climbing and tree-to-tree ziplining adventure around!

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Boat Tours

As leaders in coastal and marine environmental conservation, research, and preservation, the Virginia Aquarium boat tours bring the ocean to you.