Explore over 800,000 gallons at one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Aquarium is open to the public at a limited capacity with new safety procedures in place for our guests, staff, and volunteers. Timed tickets with online reservations will be required, and guests age 5 and over are required to wear face coverings. Learn more about our
safety procedures and policies by clicking the Visit Safely button. SEA you soon!
Plan Your Visit
Find information you need to plan your visit, from admission rates, food services, and so much more.
Featured & Daily Events
Looking for something special during your visit? Check out what's coming up in our featured events.
Become a Member
Membership is an incredible way to enjoy everything the Virginia Aquarium has to offer, and it pays for itself in only a few visits!
Food at the Aquarium
Located in the Main Building next to the Nature Trail entrance, the newly opened
Osprey Café offers a wide variety of dining options for everyone.
The Aquarium's boat tours have been bringing the ocean to you since 1989 with whale and dolphin watching to specialty boat tours.
Animals and Exhibits
Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium and meet some of our most recognizable residents.
You can learn more about our animals, our programs, our people, and all kinds of other interesting Aquarium-related news on our blog.
The Adventure Park
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience, is something kids, teens, and adults can enjoy. Learn more about your time in the trees at the link below.
Whatever event you are planning, the Virginia Aquarium brings your private event to life! From weddings to children's birthday parties, you can find what you need.