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 Are Closed For Renovation

Learn which exhibits are currently under construction on our Renovations page.

Daily Schedule

Sunday, June 04

 Hours: 9AM - 6PM

Scout Dolphin Watching Tour10:00 AM
Explorer Dolphin Watching Tour10:30 AM
Scout Dolphin Watching Tour12:00 PM
Explorer Dolphin Watching Tour1:00 PM
Scout Dolphin Watching Tour2:00 PM
Explorer Dolphin Watching Tour3:30 PM
Scout Dolphin Watching Tour4:00 PM
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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

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PRIDE Family SEAvening

Jun 08 | 6:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate the diversity of families and people that make our community beautiful.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Jun 12 | 9:00 AM

Register to donate and save lives!

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Virtual Turtle Trot

Jun 16

Grab your sneakers! Everyone's invited to join our Virtual 5K run/walk!

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Featured Blog Story

New Digs for 25

25 the sea turtle has moved to a new exhibit!


 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 Tours

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