The Virginia Aquarium is open to the public at a limited capacity. Timed tickets with online reservations are required, and guests are encouraged to wear facial coverings. 

Timed Tickets

Tickets MUST be purchased online in advance of your visit. Please note there will be no re-entry after leaving the Aquarium.


Member Admission

Aquarium Members, while your visits are always free with your active membership, online reservations are required.


Food at the Aquarium

The Osprey Cafe is now open. Visit the page to learn more and see the new menu!
One Way Paths

We have marked one-way paths throughout the Aquarium to ensure guests are maintaining safe distancing during visits.

Face Cover

We encourage all guests to wear facial coverings during their visit.

Thorough Cleaning

We are continually maintaining all surfaces and Aquarium spaces with regular cleaning and sanitizing. Hand santizer is available for guests throughout the Aquarium.

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.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please visit the Contact Us page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please select the tab below based on the questions you may have pertaining to our new safety procedures. We can't wait to see you soon!