Welcome to the Virginia Aquarium

Purchase tickets in advance to experience one of the best aquariums in the country, with incredible exhibits and amazing animals representing hundreds of species.

Daily Schedule

Friday, April 22

 Hours: 9AM - 5 PM

Osprey Café Coffee Service9:30 AM
Osprey Café Lunch Service11:00 AM
Dolphin Watching2:00 PM
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Employment Opportunities

Work With Us!

We have part-time and full-time positions available in Education, Veterinary Services, Guest Services, Animal Care, and more!

It's Back!

Virtual Turtle Trot

Virtual Run: June 10-12

Finish Line Celebration: June 12

Sign up for our virtual 5K, then complete it anytime from June 10-12 before enjoying the grand finale festivities with us at Smartmouth Brewing!

Sharks After Dark

May 05 | 6:00 PM

Spend a quiet evening for adults at the Aquarium after the doors close to the daytime crowds.

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Creek Cleanup

May 07 | 9:00 AM

Grab a friend and come help us clean Owls Creek! Register by May 3.

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Sensory Friendly Morning

May 14 | 7:30 AM

​We will open early exclusively for individuals and families wanting a quieter Aquarium experience.

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Featured Blog Story

A resident ambassador for a vulnerable species.

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The Adventure Park

Looking for something new and unique to do that will get your heart racing with excitement? Come to our aerial adventure park in Virginia Beach for the best ropes course climbing and tree-to-tree ziplining adventure around!

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Boat Tours

As leaders in coastal and marine environmental conservation, research, and preservation, the Virginia Aquarium boat tours bring the ocean to you.

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