Public Aquariums

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center


717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA map

(757) 385-FISH (3474)


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.


Take an aquatic journey from the shores to the depths of the Atlantic ocean while discovering the life of thousands of animals representing 300 species.


Aquarium Only:
Adult $22.00
Child (3-11) $15.00
Senior (age 62+) $20.00
Children under 3 are free

Combo passes available for Aquarium admission and an Imax show - see website for details.


The Aquarium is open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Plan Your Trip:

While the aquarium itself provides hours of entertainment, be sure to check out additional fun with the 3D theater, Adventure Park, and behind the scenes experiences. Each has an additional cost to it, but may be a great addition to your visit.