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

Adventure Park Winter Hours

January 3 - Feb 28: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday - Sunday

  • Also open on VBCPS School holidays

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

3-Hour Tickets:

  • 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.

 Today's Happenings

Puppet Show

On the third Tuesday of every month, our Toddler Tuesday features a live-action puppet show to accom… Learn More 

Toddler Tuesdays

Bring your preschoolers on Tuesdays for this age-appropriate program that includes stories, songs, a… 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 

National Geographic’s Extreme Weather 3D

Get closer than you've ever been to collapsing glaciers, out-of-control wildfires, and tornado-w… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Volunteer Open House

Are you interested in volunteering with the Virginia Aquarium? Join representatives from Aquarium departments to learn about all of the exciting opportunities.

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E-Cycling at the Virginia Aquarium

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

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Extreme Weather Preview Night

National Geographic presents their new film - Extreme Weather 3D. Attend a preview showing at 6:0…

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE – Ocean Bound! Changing Exhibit Preview

Embark on a journey through our watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our ocean.

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