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.


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


Winter Hours
December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday: Open 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Open 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

January 15: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
February 19: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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: $32

2-Hour Winter Special

  • Ages 12 & up: $42
  • Ages 7 – 11: $39
  • Ages 5 & 6: $28

Glow in the Park Pricing

  • All ages: $42

 Today's Happenings

Here Be Dragons

Enter the world of dragons and see new animals.  Learn More 

Toddler Tuesdays

No Programs 12/26/17 Bring your preschoolers on Tuesdays for this age-appropriate program that incl… Learn More 

Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst t… Learn More 

Amazon Adventure 3D

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year jour… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

2018 Valentine Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the exclusive 2018 Valentine's Dinner. Reserve your table for two an…

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Volunteer Open House

Department representatives will be available to answer your questions about volunteer opportunities and you may just meet an animal or two!

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E-Cycling at the Virginia Aquarium

                *Note that cathode ray tube (CRT) te…

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Mermaid Mondays

See a mermaid up close and in person! Registration is required.

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