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.
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.
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
May 25 - September 5:
- Daily: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
National Parks Adventure
A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most nat… Learn More
Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure
Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration fo… 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
Nature Play Place
Located near the Marsh Pavilion, Nature Play Place is a fun outdoor area open daily for children 8 a… Learn More
World Tomistoma Day
Come learn about the least studied crocodilian in the entire world! Celebrate the first-ever World Tomistoma Day with our crocodile keepers and special guest, Tomistoma expert Joe Wasilewski.