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.

 Hours

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

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

 Purchase

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

Adventure Park Winter Hours

November 28 – December 15

  • Monday, November 28 – Wednesday, November 30: closed, limited availability for group climbing
  • Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, December 5 - Thursday, December 8: closed, limited availability for group climbing
  • Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15: closed, limited availability for group climbing

December 16 – January 2: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, except for holidays

  • Saturday, December 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 25: closed
  • Saturday, December 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 1: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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.

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