National Parks Adventure

9:45 - 10:30 am, 2:25 - 3:10 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 (Members $6.00)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure. The film features not only a sweeping overview of the national parks’ history but also an adrenaline-pumping, rock-climbing, mountain-biking odyssey … and a moving true-life tale of friendship, art and communion inspired by nature’s grandeur.

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Toddler Trek

10:00 - 10:30 am, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Location: Marsh Pavilion

Cost: Free with Aquarium admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-3474

If you enjoy Toddler Tuesdays, then you won’t want to miss our new Toddler Trek Thursdays, an outdoor exploration session for early learners and their parents. Join us every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. for an easy 30-minute stroll along the Nature Trail. Each week we’ll discover a new animal, color, or shape through fun outdoor activities. This program meets in the Marsh Pavilion and will take place inside on rainy days.

Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Location: Virginia Aquarium Boat Dock (Bay and Ocean Pavilion)

Cost: Adults - $20; children 3-11 years old - $15; children under age 3 - no charge; ask about member discounts

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Dolphin Discoveries Sea Adventure

Join us for an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration for Virginia’s most common and charismatic marine mammal, bottlenose dolphins! Brown pelicans, bald eagles, and other seabirds are frequently sighted, along with sea turtles.

In keeping with our conservation-based mission, this Sea Adventure adheres to all responsible wildlife viewing  guidelines, which ensure our trips do not disturb the animals.

Schedule: Trips are subject change due to boating conditions.

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Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland

10:45 - 11:10 am, 12:35 - 1:00 pm, 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 (Members $6.00)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. Narrated by Jeff Corwin, this is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D.

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Nature Play Place

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Nature Trail

Cost: Included with admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Located near the Marsh Pavilion, Nature Play Place is a fun outdoor area open daily for children 8 and under to use their imagination and explore nature. Weather permitting.

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Humpback Whales 3D

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 (Members $6.00)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-0300

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

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Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D

1:20 - 2:05 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Location: Bay and Ocean Pavilion

Cost: $8.00 (Members $6.00)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

You will be transported to places on this planet that you have never been before, to see things that are beyond your normal vision, yet literally right in front of your eyes eyes.

High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new "super powers" to see beyond what is in front of us.

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