Explore & Experience

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands.

Between late September 2016 and early fall 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Exhibit will be closed for renovations. A smaller touch pool will be available during this time.


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

The Aquarium & 3D Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is full of life experiences awaiting your discovery.


Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Experience Nature From New Heights  

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium — an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience in the trees above the scenic Owls Creek. Kids, teens and adults can all enjoy The Adventure Park and it's perfect for families or groups too. Up in the trees of the Owls Creek Path you will see wooden platforms at different heights. They are connected either by zip lines that climbers "zip" across or fun challenge bridges that climbers navigate in order to get from one platform to the next. Learn more »

  The Adventure Park Information


Fall hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: Open 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday - Sunday: Open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

October 9
Park open 9am-9pm for Columbus Day

October Special Events
Sunday, October 8: Park Open 9:00 am-9:00 pm (NFL Climb - all day)
Saturday, October 21: Open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Fall Festival 4-9pm)
Friday, October 27: Open 9:00 am - 11:00 pm (18+ Only Halloween Glow 5-11pm)
Saturday, October 28: Open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Halloween Glow 4-9pm)

All listed dates and hours are subject to change.
Call (757) 385-4947 or email us for up-to-the-minute Park schedule information.

Adventure Park General Admission Prices

Ticket prices include a $1 processing fee and all Virginia Beach amusement tax and fees.

3-Hour Climb

  • Ages 12 & up: $56
  • Ages 7 – 11: $48
  • Ages 5 & 6: Free with 1 adult ticket (age 18 & up); each additional youth age 5 & 6: $48

2-Hour Climb

  • Ages 12 & up: $42
  • Ages 7 – 11: $39
  • Ages 5 & 6: Free with 1 adult ticket (age 18 & up); each additional youth age 5 & 6: $39

Glow in the Park Pricing

  • All ages: $42

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