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.

 Hours

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

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

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

 Address

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

Summer Hours

May 25 - September 5:

  • Daily: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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

 Today's Happenings

National Parks Adventure

A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most nat… Learn More 

Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration fo… 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 

Nature Play Place

Located near the Marsh Pavilion, Nature Play Place is a fun outdoor area open daily for children 8 a… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Virginia Aquarium Fall E-Cycling Event

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, the City…

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Homeschool Day at the Virginia Aquarium

Discover nature at the Virginia Aquarium! Explore Owl’s Creek saltmarsh and surrounding mariti…

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Travel to the GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS with the VIRGINIA AQUARIUM

Join the Virginia Aquarium for an adventure of a lifetime. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime …

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Teacher Appreciation Night

Visit the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion and explore our live animals and interactive exh…

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