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  • 9 am–4 pm
  • FRI
  • 9 am–8 pm
  • 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


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Help plant native dune grasses and restore habitat for local wildlife on the Virginia Beach shoreline.

OCT 25
Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting Conservation

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

NOV 19
Member Evening Member Events

Get up close and personal to one of our animals!

OCT 24
Animal Encounter - Harbor Overlook Activities
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If you are in the Baltimore area you have to go to the National Aquarium. There is nothing else like it. Very well laid out. You feel a very peaceful sense of calm...

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