Welcome to the Virginia Aquarium

Purchase tickets in advance to experience one of the best aquariums in the country, with incredible exhibits and amazing animals representing hundreds of species.

Some Exhibits Are Closed For Renovation

Learn which exhibits are currently under construction on our Renovations page.

Daily Schedule

Friday, October 07

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Ocean Commotion9:00 AM
Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Dolphin Watching Tour (Explorer)2:00 PM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

Want to be a part of our team? Come see what full-time and part-time positions we have available!

Looking to Support Our Mission?

Volunteer at the Aquarium

Support from our incredible volunteers is vital to the success of our mission and to the daily functioning of the Aquarium. If you're seeking a meaningful way to support conservation efforts, come explore our rewarding volunteer opportunities!

 Featured Events

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Ocean Commotion

Sep 19

Bid on our exciting auction items through Oct. 8 in our annual virtual fundraiser to support our mission.

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Watts Conservation Speaker Series

Oct 13 | 6:30 PM

The Eleanor and Henry Watts Conservation Speaker Series presents John Englander.

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Fins & Frights

Oct 21

Celebrate Halloween with us at the Virginia Aquarium!

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Featured Blog Story

Let Them Be Wild

Even well-intentioned interactions from humans can harm wildlife. Here’s how.

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 Things to Do

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The Adventure Park

Looking for something new and unique to do that will get your heart racing with excitement? Come to our aerial adventure park in Virginia Beach for the best ropes course climbing and tree-to-tree ziplining adventure around!

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Dolphin Watching

Boat Tours

As leaders in coastal and marine environmental conservation, research, and preservation, the Virginia Aquarium boat tours bring the ocean to you.

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