July 15, 2018  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Location: Virginia Aquarium

Cost: Standard Aquarium Admission

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-FISH (3474)

Join us as we invite families with children or adults with special needs to visit the Aquarium before we open to the public. See all of our animals and exhibits in a calm, comfortable environment and explore at your own pace. The event begins at 7:30am and continues through opening at 9am, but guests who visit early are welcome to stay for as long as they would like. Tickets are available here: https://tickets.virginiaaquarium.com/shows/special%20needs%20under%20the%20sea/events​

Regular admission rates apply; members and walkups welcome!

One caretaker is admitted at no charge if he or she is working with a guest who is visiting the Aquarium, watching a movie in the Virginia Aquarium Giant Screen Theater, or enjoying a boat trip on the Atlantic Explorer. 

A caretaker is defined as a required medical attendant without whom the guest could not tour the Aquarium, enjoy the movie, or take a boat trip. The disabled guest may request an additional caretaker be admitted at 50% of regular admission.​

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