World of Giant Insects

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Bay & Ocean Pavilion

Cost: Included with Aquarium Admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

From colossal carnivores to amazing herbivores, shrink down and learn all about these incredible, oversized insects! Learn about two fighting Atlas beetles, a gigantic jungle nymph stick insect, the carnivorous praying mantis, a monstrous caterpillar, and more. Take control and operate the robotic heads of three insects, or test your knowledge with the challenging quiz. This exhibit will be open through September 4, 2017. Included with Aquarium admission.

Member Exclusive! June Member Swap

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Virginia Aquarium & The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Cost: No charge for members

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

The Virginia Aquarium and the Virginia Zoo are doing a membership swap this June! To enjoy this benefit, simply show your current membership card and photo ID at the admissions desk. Offer expires June 30, 2017.

  • Members of the Virginia Aquarium will enjoy free admission for up to 4 people when they visit the Virginia Zoo, including discounts in the restaurant and gift shop. Not valid for special events, including Zoo To Do, Member Night and ZooGrooves.
  • Virginia Zoo members who visit the Aquarium will enjoy free admission for up to 4 people each day, discounts in the café and gift shop, and reduced prices for movie tickets and boat trips. The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is also offering a $5 discount when a valid zoo membership is presented.

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Amazon Adventure 3D

9:45 - 10:30 am, 12:35 - 1:20 pm, 3:25 - 4:10 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: Member $6.00; Non-member - $8.00; Under age 3 – no charge;
PRICE CHANGE STARTING JULY 1, 2017
Member - $5.95; Non-member - $7.95; Under age 3 – No charge

Contact: Virginia Aquarium.

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

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Sea Adventures: Dolphin Discoveries

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

Location: Bay and Ocean Pavilion Boat Dock (next to Harbor Seals)

Cost: Adults: $22; Children ages 3-11: $16; no charge for children under 3 years of age

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Join us on an unforgettable 90-minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in an exploration for bottlenose dolphins!

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Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland

10:45 - 11:10 am, 1:40 - 2:05 pm, 4:25 - 4:50 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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Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D

11:30 am - 12:15 pm, 2:25 - 3:10 pm

Location: National Geographic 3D Theater

Cost: $8.00 (Members $6.00)

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Super powers exist right here on Earth. Shrink down in size and view life from the perspective of the real rulers of our planet: the bugs!

Assisted Listening (HI), Closed Captioning (CCAP)

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