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

Tuesday, January 31

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Love Bites9:00 AM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

Want to be a part of our team? Come see what full-time and part-time positions we have available!

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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Love Bites

Jan 31 | 9:00 AM

Join our anti-Valentine's Day fundraiser where you can (symbolically) feed your ex to one of our animals!

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Sharks After Dark

Feb 02 | 6:00 PM

Spend a quiet evening for adults at the Aquarium after the doors close to the daytime crowds.

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2021 Sensory Friendly Mornings

Sensory Friendly Morning

Feb 11 | 7:30 AM

​We will open early exclusively for individuals and families wanting a quieter Aquarium experience.

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Featured Blog Story

Building The Beloved Community

How we're celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year.


 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.