'Tis the season for Holi-Rays!

Join us for an evening of family fun as you explore a merry and bright winter wonderland under the sea. Enjoy crafts, treats, and a special visit from the jolly elf himself. Friday and Saturday evenings in December.

Daily Schedule

Friday, December 03

 Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM

Toys for Tots9:00 AM
Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Osprey Café Closes2:30 PM
Holi-Rays6:00 PM
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Give the gift of Life!

Blood Drive

Save lives with the Virginia Aquarium and schedule your appointment today!

Help our Marines deliver hope.

Toys for Tots

Get 20% off at the Aquarium Store!
Our Store is once again an official Toys for Tots drop-off location, now through December 11.

 Featured Events

Holi Rays 2021


Dec 03 | 6:00 PM

Friday and Saturday evenings in December. Tickets on sale now!

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Toddler Trek

Virtual Toddler Trek

Dec 09 | 11:00 AM

Enjoy a (virtual) journey to explore the Nature Trail at the Virginia Aquarium.

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Behind the Scenes Seal Training

YCS Marine Mammals

Dec 29 | 8:30 AM

Calling all youth scientists to our next Youth Conservation Series event!

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Featured Blog Story

Giving To & Through Our Mission

We can give because you give! We value your support.


 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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Boat Trips

Boat Tours

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