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

Monday, October 02

 Hours: 9AM - 5PM

Ocean Commotion12:00 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

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Ocean Commotion

Oct 02 | 9:00 AM

Bid on our exciting auction items now through October 7 to support our mission.

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Sharks After Dark

Oct 05 | 6:00 PM

A special evening exclusively for guests 21 and older.

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Fins & Frights

Oct 20 | 6:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween with us at the Virginia Aquarium on October 20 and October 21!

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Featured Blog Story

Practice Responsible Recreation This Summer!

Spending time in the great outdoors? Learn how to best protect the environment while you enjoy it!


 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.