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From Below the Surface

Plan Your Aquarium Visit


  • MON - THU
  • 9 am - 4 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am - 8 pm
  • SAT
  • 9 am - 5 pm
  • SUN
  • 9 am - 5 pm

Special Hours

  • OCT 10
  • 9 am - 5 pm
Visitors may tour up to 90 minutes after the last entry. For your best experience, visit before 11 am or after 3 pm. BUY TICKETS PARKING/DIRECTIONS

Events & Activities


Join us for a chef-studded evening of delicious, sustainably-sourced seafood and craft beers.

Seafood Social: A charm-to-table event Special Events

Captain Philip Renaud will take you on a tour of the world, showcasing magnificent coral reefs and demonstrating how creative use of film and media arts inspires and educates.

OCT 18
Coral Reefs Through the Lens: A Living Oceans Foundation Presentation Conservation

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Plant grasses and protect the dunes of Virginia Beach!

OCT 19
Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Conservation

Discover the animals that live in our unique reef crest!

Educator Talk - Blacktip Reef Level 1 Activities

Enjoy a relaxing, crowd-free visit to the Aquarium. The evening includes complimentary showings of our 4D movies.

NOV 22
Member-Only Evening Member Events

First Saturdays and Sundays to assist special needs guests.

First Saturdays & Sundays Special Events
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“Unique experience”
Our 3-year old daughter was positively mesmerized, as were we, at the seemingly endless number of creatures that inhabit earth and that we got to see for ourselves, in environments that were simulations of their own natural habitats…
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