​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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!

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With animals representing hundreds of species, the Virginia Aquarium offers fun for anyone. Find information you need to plan your visit at the link below.

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Featured & Daily Events

Looking for something special during your visit? Check out what's coming up in our featured events.

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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! 

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Animals and Exhibits

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Aquarium and meet some of our most recognizable residents.

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Boat Trips

The Aquarium's boat trips have been bringing the ocean to you since 1989 with whale and dolphin watching to specialty boat trips. 

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Guest Quests

If you are visiting for the first time or the 50th, why not try something new! Get interactive and try our Guest Quests during your Aquarium visit!

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Aquarium Blog

You can learn more about our animals, our programs, our people, and all kinds of other interesting Aquarium-related news on our blog.

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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.

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Private Events

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.

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