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.

Some Exhibits May Be Under Renovation

Visit our Renovations page to keep up with construction progress on these exhibits!

Daily Schedule

Saturday, December 09

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Sensory Friendly Morning7:30 AM
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Capture Memories With Us

Book a Private Photo Shoot!

Reserve the Virginia Aquarium after hours for a private photo shoot and enjoy a unique backdrop to your special moments!

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

2021 Sensory Friendly Mornings

Sensory Friendly Morning

Dec 09 | 7:30 AM

An early opening exclusively for guests looking for a quieter Aquarium experience.

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Discovery Garden

Dec 13 | 9:00 AM

Meet us on the Coastal Garden Deck for nature-focused playtime.

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Dec 15 | 6:00 PM

Make your holidays merry and bright at this festive celebration!

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Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift a one-of-a-kind experience to a loved one this holiday season!


 Things to Do

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The Adventure Park

Looking for something new and unique to do that will get your heart racing? Experience our aerial adventure park for the best ropes course climbing and ziplining adventure around!

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Boat Tours

As leaders in coastal and marine environmental conservation, research, and preservation, the Virginia Aquarium boat tours bring the ocean to you.