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.

 Hours

The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Aquarium & 3D Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 Purchase

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is full of life experiences awaiting your discovery.

 Address

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

Adventure Park Hours

Fall Hours:

  • Sunday – Thursday: Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: Open 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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

3-Hour Tickets:

  • Ages 12+: $52
  • Ages 7 – 11: $44
  • Ages 5 & 6: One free with paying adult [18+]

Ticket prices are based on the number of trails that are available for each age group. All ticket prices include a Virginia Beach amusement tax and fees.

 Today's Happenings

Homeschool Day at the Virginia Aquarium

Discover nature at the Virginia Aquarium! Explore Owl’s Creek saltmarsh and surrounding mariti… 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 

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D

You will be transported to places on this planet that you have never been before, to see things that… Learn More 

 Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Night

Visit the Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion and explore our live animals and interactive exh…

Upcoming Dates 

Commotion in the Ocean

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

Learn More  | Upcoming Dates 

Travel to the GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS with the VIRGINIA AQUARIUM

Join the Virginia Aquarium for an adventure of a lifetime. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime …

Learn More  | Upcoming Dates 

View All Events