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: https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/visit/Pages/Parking-at-the-Aquarium.aspx/
***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
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: https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/visit/Pages/Parking-at-the-Aquarium.aspx/
Join us on an unforgettable 90-minute excursion offering unparalleled close-up observations of bottlenose dolphins! Staff & volunteers trained by Aquarium experts share a program based on our three decades of experience and provide discussions on incredible dolphin behaviors and what is being done to conserve the species. We adhere to all responsible wildlife viewing guidelines.
Guests should check-in 45 minutes prior to the boat departure time at the dock adjacent to the Bay & Ocean Pavilion parking lot at 717 General Booth Blvd. Tickets are only available online. Trips are subject to boating conditions, but will not be canceled due to precipitation. To confirm trip status, please call the Virginia Aquarium at (757) 385-FISH.
Tips and What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the elements. Non-skid shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended. Allow ample time for parking. Children under 3 must be included in your reservation.
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.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, food and drink will not be offered.
Plan to join us for a special evening scheduled just for adults (21+)! 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.