Welcome back Members! The Virginia Aquarium has established some important and temporary changes you need to know before visiting. Members will be required to reserve a time slot for each visit in order to follow social distancing and limit capacity, at no additional charge. Please visit here to learn how to reserve your spot.
Following the regional resort parking schedule, the City ofVirginia Beach will charge a modest fee to park in Virginia Aquarium parking lots from July 1 through October 31, 2021. Member parking is FREE. To activate your free parking, please call Membership Services at 757-385-0279. Additional information:
***If you receive an error message while checking out, please call (757) 385-3474 and use option 3 to connect with our Guest Services team and confirm your ticket purchase. Ticket purchases generally go through despite the error, all you need to do is call to confirm.***
9:00 am – 5 pm through May 27,2021
9:00am - 6 pm May 28, 2021 - September 6, 2021
Adult (Ages 12-61)
Senior (Ages 62+)
Child (Ages 3-11)
Infant (Ages 2 and under)
We look forward to seeing you again! The Virginia Aquarium has established some important and temporary changes you need to know before visiting. Guests will be required to reserve a time slot for their visit in order to follow social distancing and limit capacity. Please visit here for more details.
Following the regional resort parking schedule, the City of Virginia Beach will charge a modest fee to park in Virginia Aquarium parkinglots from July 1 through October 31, 2021. Spaces are available at the MainBuilding and across General Booth Blvd. in the East Lot. Additional information:
Join us for an unforgettable ~2.5 hour adventure in search of whales, dolphins, seals,and seabirds. Staff & volunteers trained by Aquarium experts share a program built upon our own research and conservation efforts and three decades of experience. We adhere to all responsible wildlife viewing guidelines.
Guests should check-in 30 minutes prior to the boat departure time at the dock adjacent to the Main Building parking lot at 717 General Booth Blvd. Day-of tickets are available onsite if space allows.
Trips are subject to boating conditions,but will not be canceled due to precipitation. Cancelations are made as far in advance as possible, and you will be contacted with the opportunity to reschedule your reservation. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless the trip has been cancelled by the Virginia Aquarium.
Tips & What to Wear Please dress in layers, non-skid shoes, and appropriately for the elements. All children under 3 must be included in your reservation, per U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
Explore how native species manage colder temperatures and what animals come by for a winter visit.
Plan to join us for a special evening scheduled just for adults (21+ only)! Whether you bring a friend or choose to come alone, you are invited to leisurely enjoy all of the animals and exhibits, free from daytime crowds and high-energy kiddos.
ID is required at the door and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Families that have members with any ability are invited to visit the Aquarium in a calm, comfortable, sensory-friendly environment. Explore at your own pace before we open the doors to the general public.
Explore how animals relate to each other including caring for young, locating mates, and helping other animals survive. Ages 6-8.
Explore how you can take action to protect our oceans and its many inhabitants. Ages 6-8.