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.
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
Adventure Park Hours
- Sunday – Thursday: Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday: Open 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Adventure Park General Admission Prices
- Ages 12+: $52
- Ages 7 – 11: $44
- Ages 5 & 6: One free with paying adult [18+]
Ticket prices are based on the number of trails that are available for each age group. All ticket prices include a Virginia Beach amusement tax and fees.
Homeschool Day at the Virginia Aquarium
Discover nature at the Virginia Aquarium! Explore Owl’s Creek saltmarsh and surrounding mariti… 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
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
You will be transported to places on this planet that you have never been before, to see things that… Learn More
Teacher Appreciation Night
Visit the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion and explore our live animals and interactive exh…