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.

Daily Schedule

Thursday, May 26

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Virtual Toddler Trek11:00 AM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

We have part-time and full-time positions available in Education, Veterinary Services, Guest Services, Animal Care, and more!

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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Sharks After Dark - Pride Edition

Jun 02 | 6:00 PM

A quiet evening for adults at the Aquarium after doors close to the daytime crowds.

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Virtual Turtle Trot

Jun 10

Two celebrations with a single event - our Virtual Turtle Trot!

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PRIDE Family Night

Jun 09 | 6:00 PM

Come enjoy an evening at the Aquarium as we recognize the kaleidoscope of families and people that make our community so beautiful.​

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Featured Blog Story

A Sea Turtle Named 25

A resident ambassador for a vulnerable species.


 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.