July 1, 2024

New Virginia Aquarium Membership Discount Available for Virginia Beach Residents

Virginia Beach residents will receive a discount of $20 off the price of membership.

Illustration of Virginia Beach with landmarks including Virginia Aquarium and King Neptune and animals

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center now offers Virginia Beach residents a $20 discount off membership! Residents can choose from four unique membership plans with the same member benefits but vary in the number of people the plan covers for free admission.  

  • Individual: A single cardholder planning to visit by themselves throughout the year. Individual memberships pay for themselves within four visits to the Aquarium. 
  • Individual +1: A single cardholder interested in bringing one guest per visit throughout the year – a great option for couples. Individual +1 memberships pay for themselves within three visits to the Aquarium. 
  • Family: A friendly option for fish-loving families. This plan includes two adult cardholders (or one cardholder plus one guest) and all their children under the age of 18. Family memberships for families with just one child pay for themselves within three visits to the Aquarium, but even sooner with more than one child. 
  • Family & Friends: New for 2024, this plan includes either one named adult cardholder and up to five guests, or two named adult cardholders and up to four guests (limit six tickets per day). A Family & Friends membership with at least three people in the party per visit will pay for itself within about three visits to the Aquarium, but even sooner with more guests. 

Members enjoy early access, discounted admission to annual events such as mermaids, FantaSea Evenings, Fins & Frights and Holi-Rays, along with free admission to regular events, such as Sharks After Dark and Sensory Friendly Mornings. The Aquarium also hosts member-exclusive experiences such as Member Night and member-only early openings for new exhibits. 

Membership also offers early ticketing and registration access to Virginia Aquarium day camps during summer, spring break and school holidays. 

Member Benefits 

  • Unlimited admission to the Aquarium for one year 
  • FREE parking for the duration of membership 
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibit previews, as well as early ticketing access for select events 
  • Member-only events and discounted admission to other special events 
  • Discounted boat trips and Adventure Park entry 
  • 20% discount at the Aquarium store 
  • 10% discount at the café 
  • Discounted admissions for members' guests 
  • Discounted tickets for the Virtual Reality Pods 
  • 10% discount on Photogenic photos 
  • Discounted admissions to over 150 participating AZA zoos and aquariums nationwide 

Memberships must be purchased in person to receive the discount. Visit the Guest Services office at the Virginia Aquarium and present a valid photo ID, driver’s license or ID card with a Virginia Beach address.  

For more information about the Virginia Aquarium, visit virginiaaquarium.com

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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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