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Become a Member Today!

We appreciate each of our Members and Membership helps support our mission, from conservation efforts and research to animal care and educational fun. 

Members can take advantage of lots of great benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to the Aquarium for one year.
  • FREE parking, year-round (Please register for a Member Permit to avoid being charged.) 
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibit previews
  • Member-only events and discounted admission to other special events
  • Discounted Boat Trips and Adventure Park entrance
  • 20% Aquarium store discount throughout the year.
  • 2021 Perks from our Partners*:
    • Each month, Members can show their membership card at Rockafeller's Restaurant and  enjoy FREE homemade crab and shrimp hushpuppies, with the purchase of an adult entrée.
    • Discounted admission to over 150 participating zoos and aquariums nationwide. See the full list HERE.
*Please be sure to call ahead of your visit as the Virginia Aquarium is not responsible for policy changes at other businesses or facilities.

Want to learn more? Talk to one of our representatives at the Aquarium's​ Member Services Desk or at the admissions counter. To purchase or renew your membership call us at (757) 385-3474 or click the "Become a Member" button below.



Membership Levels

From Individual memberships to Adult +1 and family packages, we have an option that is bound to suit your needs. See below for more information on each membership level.

Military Discount Information

We offer a 10% military discount on our membership levels (excluding Conservation Society levels). Memberships can be purchased by calling (757) 385-3474. Purchaser must show a valid United States Armed Forces identification card to receive discounted membership.

Member Admission

While all of our Members are eligible for free admission, because of regulations on limited capacity ALL visits must be reserved in advance but this can easily be done online at the link below.


Click here for more information about reserving Member visits.​​

Membership FAQs