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

Friday, August 12

 Hours: 9AM - 6PM

Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Dolphin Watching (Scout)10:00 AM
Dolphin Watching (Explorer)10:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Dolphin Watching (Scout)12:00 PM
Dolphin Watching (Explorer)1:00 PM
Dolphin Watching (Scout)2:00 PM
Dolphin Watching (Explorer)3:30 PM
Dolphin Watching (Scout)4:00 PM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

We have part-time and full-time positions available in Education, Veterinary Services, Guest Services, Animal Care, and more!

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

Aug 11 | 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

Aug 13 | 7:30 AM

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

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Member Night

Aug 23 | 6:00 PM

A night to say thank you to our Members.

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Featured Blog Story

A Sea Turtle Named 25

A resident ambassador for a vulnerable species.


 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!

Explore Now!
Dolphin Watching

Boat Tours

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