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


Winter Hours
December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday: Open 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Open 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Winter Holiday Hours: December 21, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Daily: Open 10:00am - 7pm
Park Closed: December 24 & 25

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 


See Santa as he dives in the Aquarium’s Red Sea Tunnel with the zebra shark and spotted eagle … 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 

 Upcoming Events

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE! Here Be Dragons Member Preview

Join us for a member exclusive preview of our newest changing exhibit before it opens to the public.

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Whales & Wildlife: Cruise with Claus

Seeing whales at the top of your holiday list?  Set sail aboard the Atlantic Explorer for a 2-2…

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Whether your favorite dragon is a Komodo or Puff the Magic Dragon, we will be celebrating them all! Meet our Komodo dragon keepers and try your hand at some famous dragon trivia.

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Volunteer Open House

Department representatives will be available to answer your questions about volunteer opportunities and you may just meet an animal or two!

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