Star Ship: Astronomy Boat Tour
When & Where
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. Members will receive exclusive access from 9 am – 10 am each morning starting June 19. Please visit here to learn how to reserve your spot.
***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.***
Open Daily 9:00 am – 5 pm
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.
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 Bay & Ocean Pavilion 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.
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.
Guests will enjoy a visit to the Aquarium (sans kiddos) in a safe and socially responsible, COVID appropriate environment.
In this workshop scouts will engage in hands-on learning to explore and investigate diverse adaptations of mammals. Explore our collection of unique mammalian biofacts, learn how the aquarium’s Stranding Response team rescues and rehabilitates harbor seals, learn what it takes to work with mammals, and construct an enrichment item for our harbor seals or river otters.
To provide physical spacing accommodations for all scouts, this workshop is limited to 15 scouts. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Activities developed within the workshop will satisfy the requirements needed to obtain the Mammal Study Merit Badge, but why stop withthe workshop? Enhance your visit for a chance to meet an extra requirement by hopping onboard the Atlantic Explorer for a Whales Watching boat trip. Contact Guest Services at (757) 385-3474 or VAMSCGSO@virginiaaquarium.com to book a 2PM 2/20/21 discounted Whales Watching boat trip tickets.
Workshop: $25 per scout
2 PM Whale Watching Trip on 2/20/2021: