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H3 - Section 1.10.32 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC

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H4 - 1914 translation by H. Rackham

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

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From time to time, select exhibits will close for renovation to reinvigorate the guest experience, provide routine maintenance, and ensure a safe space for our animals to inhabit. We cannot wait to welcome guests back to these areas soon, but in the meantime, follow along and learn about the progress on our Renovations page!

Online tickets are required prior to arrival. Visit our Admission Information page to learn more. Guests must arrive within their reserved time slot to enter but there is no time limit for a visit once they enter.

The Aquarium will be open every day from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Online reservations are required.

No early entry will be permitted. To help ensure a quality Aquarium experience, we have established a set capacity and this is reflected in our ticketing procedures. Guests will be admitted based on their designated time slot and can arrive any time during their reserved time. Late arrivals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Restless Planet Exhibit

Restless Planet

Explore habitats and wildlife from Africa and as far away as southeast Asia's "Ring of Fire" to see environments that once existed in prehistoric Virginia.

Restless Planet
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Harbor Seal Exhibit

Don't miss the Harbor Seal Exhibit located just outside our North Building entrance. You might even catch our handlers out working with them!

Chesapeake Bay Exhibit

Chesapeake Bay

Meet face-to-face with a range of species thriving in the Chesapeake Bay and along our local shores.

Chesapeake Bay

I call my horses divine mirrors - they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.

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1 Day Pass

  • Entrance to North & South Bldg
  • One Free Bag of Popcorn
  • IMAX Movie

Week Pass

  • All The Day Pass Items
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
  • Adventure Park Tickets
  • Swim with the Sharks

How to Escape a Alligator Attack (This Is A Process)


Remain Calm

Stand like a tree and don't move.


Run Like Heck

Run in a Zig Zag Motion. Alligators are fast when charging straight at you.


Find Transporation

Get in a car and drive away


Grab a Drink

Find the closest bar and get a beer.

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