Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Get up close and personal with Virginia Beach’s most beloved residents at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Explore over 800,000 gallons at one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country​. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands.

From the harbor seals who greet you at the entrance, to the sea turtles and sharks that await you inside, you’ll be able to make your Virginia Beach visit come alive. With more than 10,000 animals representing over 350 species, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. Looking for more? Don’t miss the chance to see a movie on the largest screen in Virginia at the National Geographic 3D Theater. Get outside with a boat trip to see the seasonal wildlife visiting Virginia’s coastal waters, including dolphins and whales!