Welcome to the Virginia Aquarium

Explore one of the best aquariums in the country with amazing animals representing hundreds of species and beautiful displays of natural habitats. Please purchase tickets online.

Daily Schedule

Thursday, October 21

 Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM

Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Osprey Café Closes2:30 PM
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Day Camp at the Aquarium!

Feeding Frenzy Day Camp

Why be bored at home on a day off of school?
Come join the Feeding Frenzy! Sign up soon for the November 11 Day Camp (ages 6-11). Space is limited!

A devilishly fun night at the Aquarium

Fins & Frights

Tickets are on sale NOW!
Join us for a spook-tacular journey through our hauntingly decked Aquarium. Two nights only!

 Featured Events

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Virtual Toddler Tuesday

Oct 26 | 11:00 AM

Join Miss Jenny online for virtual Toddler Tuesdays for fun with songs, stories, and more!

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Fins & Frights

Oct 29 | 6:00 PM

Join us for two devilishly fun nights as we celebrate Halloween at the Virginia Aquarium! October 29 & 30.

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Sharks After Dark

Sharks After Dark

Nov 04 | 6:00 PM

Spend a quiet evening for adults at the Aquarium after the doors close to the daytime crowds.

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Featured Blog Story

What Would Woodsy Do?

Join us in pledging to prevent balloon litter. Make choices today that will impact those tomorrow.


 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 Trips

Boat Tours

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