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


Fall hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: Open 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday - Sunday: Open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

September Special Events
Friday, September 15: Open 9:00 am - 11:00 pm (Date Night Glow)
Friday, September 29: Open 9:00 am - 11:00 pm (Neptune Glow)

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

Ticket prices include a $1 processing fee and all Virginia Beach amusement tax and fees.

3-Hour Climb

  • Ages 12 & up: $56
  • Ages 7 – 11: $48
  • Ages 5 & 6: Free with 1 adult ticket (age 18 & up); each additional youth age 5 & 6: $48

2-Hour Climb

  • Ages 12 & up: $42
  • Ages 7 – 11: $39
  • Ages 5 & 6: Free with 1 adult ticket (age 18 & up); each additional youth age 5 & 6: $39

Glow in the Park Pricing

  • All ages: $42

 Today's Happenings

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 

Amazon Adventure 3D

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year jour… Learn More 

Meerkats 3D

Follow an extraordinary – not to mention adorable - family that stands just 12 inches tall. Di… Learn More 

Sea Adventures: Dolphin Discoveries

Take an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration for Virgini… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events


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

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Homeschool Day

Enjoy a day of fun, learning and special activities at the Virginia Aquarium. Boat rides are available at a special rate – advance registration is required.

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Commotion in the Ocean

Sample delicious food, browse the silent auction, and enjoy dancing and entertainment. All proceeds …

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Member Exclusive Creek Cruise

Catch a glimpse of the last undeveloped salt marsh in Virginia Beach, Owls Creek Salt Marsh. During …

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