Plan Your Visit To The Aquarium!

virginia-is-for-lovers-logopng-01.pngWe look forward to seeing you again! The Virginia Aquarium, in coordination with state and local government and public health officials, is welcoming guests back at a limited capacity. 

The health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals are our top priority. With this in mind, we’ve established some important and temporary changes you need to know before visiting. Please see our detailed information below and follow our social channels to stay up to date.

Aquarium members, click the button for details regarding your next visit and how to reserve space. Online reservations are required and are free to our Members.

 Member Information

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Online reservations must be made prior to visiting the Virginia Aquarium. Guests are required to reserve a date and timeslot for visit.
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Timed Tickets

We will have limited capacity for the first wave of opening. Choose your date and time and get ready for some fun! Please note there will be no re-entry after leaving the Aquarium.

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Face Coverings

According to the Governor's order, we will require volunteers, staff, and guests age 5 and over to wear face coverings during their visit. 

One Way Paths

You'll notice new one-way paths throughout the Aquarium to ensure guests are maintaining safe distancing during visits.

Additional Measures

From new signage demonstrating social distancing to additional hand sanitzing stations around the Aquarium, we want this to be a fun, safe time.

Thorough Cleaning

In addition to increased sanitation procedures for high-contact surfaces, we will not be taking reservations from 1 to 2 p.m. daily for thorough deep cleaning and sanitizing.

Food at the Aquarium

The Cafe and Snack Stand are temporarily closed.

Events at the Aquarium

Some interactive exhibits, presentations, public feedings, behind the scenes tours, private events, summer camps, and school group visits are currently unavailable.

3D Theater

The Virginia Aquarium 3D Theater is closed to the public.

​ ​Frequently Asked Questions

Please select the tab below based on the questions you may have pertaining to our new safety procedures. If you have additional questions, please visit the Contact Us page. We can't wait to see you again!