The Aquarium is the perfect outing year round – rain or shine. Experience one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country.
Sea Adventures at the Virginia Aquarium offers highly engaging boat trips that provide opportunities to observe dolphins, whales, and other marine life in their natural habitat.
In addition to their vast variety of exhibits, the Virginia Aquarium also offers an eco-friendly zip line and aerial adventure experience in the trees above the scenic Owls Creek.
Passionate about marine life and the environment? Join our curious group of volunteers. Opportunities range from youth to adult, internships, and special event volunteers.
Whether you’re an avid marine lover or just enjoy exploring, there’s something for everyone at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Come by and explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums in the country. From hundreds of hands on exhibits to their National Geographic 3D Theater, it’s hard to fit all that the Virginia Aquarium has to offer into just one trip.
717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Aquarium and 3D theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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The Virginia Aquarium is located in Virginia Beach, VA, just one mile south of the resort area.
From Interstate 64, take I-264 East towards the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, exiting on the Birdneck Road exit (Exit Number 22).
Bear right off the exit ramp, merging with Birdneck Rd.
Continue South until you reach General Booth Blvd.
Turn left onto General Booth Blvd.
The Marsh Pavilion is approximately 1/2 mile on your left and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion is 1/2 mile further north. You may start your adventure at either building.
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