​​​​​​Food at the Aquarium

Bring your appetite! The Aquarium features three dining options, from fast casual to grab n' go,​ for everyone in your group.

Aquarium Café

Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion next to the Nature Trail entrance, the newly-renovated Café offers a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, daily specials, desserts, and beverages. Check out the new menu, which includes Crab Scampi Pizza, Fish & Chips, and a Shrimp Salad Pita!

Theater Snack Stand

Open Mon​day through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion lobby across from the Virginia Aquarium Giant Screen Theater, the Snack Stand offers soft drinks, Icees, popcorn, hot pretzels, nachos, candy, and more.

The Otter Snack Bar

Open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located on the Nature Trail near the Marsh Pavilion, the Snack Bar sells Icees, popcorn, hot pretzels, nachos, frozen treats, and more.

No outside food or drink is permitted into the Aquarium.​