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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Wonderful aquarium and excursion opportunities

This is a beautiful, educational aquarium with a variety of activities, trails, and exhibits... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kathy K
Small, but packed

This is not the best or largest aquarium, but it very good, especially for not being in a large... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ernellef
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Atlanta, GA USA
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
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+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful, educational aquarium with a variety of activities, trails, and exhibits available. Excellent boat excursions are available all year round, for whales (winter), seals (spring), dolphins (summer) and sea birds (all year).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed yesterday

Was really let down by this place! Best part about it was looking at the outdoor sea lions near the parking lot (and that was FREE). There were many school groups here the day I went and the Aquarium was packed. Felt like being herded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mako13Man
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not the best or largest aquarium, but it very good, especially for not being in a large city. It's two buildings, separated by a pleasant wooded area. Good place for kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ernellef
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An ouutstanding location for both children and adults alike. Workers were helpful and informative on wildlife there. Just a great place to get up close and personal with fish, birds, mammals and reptiles you will mostly only see on TV. This is a must stop...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank r0bertgara
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took a friend for the whale boat tour, saw 2 pairs of humpbacks, loved it. Was disappointed in the aquarium that 1 of 2 buildings is closed for remodel for 2 years and several exhibits in the main building were off display too. No notifacation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank calicoCL
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent an afternoon there, they have many local species from our waters to look at. This is not a gigantic aquarium like some big cities have, its more about learning. It might not be the greatest adventure for older teens, but younger teens, kids...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jean H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was nice, second building was being remodeled. It was on the small side. Friendly staff. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids to see the exhibits. Love coming here on a weekday when it isn't so busy. Very clean and attractions are always interesting. Hope the expand soon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brianmY1395IJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this aquarium, plenty of learning interactions and exhibits to see. There were some areas that were closed off but still enjoyed every moment of the visit. Staff was incredible in providing factual information in regards to the creatures. The stingray and seal exhibits...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheAshleyG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some areas of the aquarium were closed during our visit, but we did enjoy the time we spent there. Nice military discount too!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cynthia C
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FarAway19110258344
10 February 2019|
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Response from komitage | Reviewed this property |
Adult $24.95 Child $19.95 Senior $22.95
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13 September 2018|
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Adults are $25.95, Seniors $22.95, Children $19.95, and infants up until age 2 are free.
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13 September 2018|
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Response from Debbie L | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't remember how much we paid so I looked this up. Package is Aquarium and movie is $30 for adults and $25 for children. just the aquarium is $25 adults and $20 for children. Dolphin boat trip is extra $22 adults... More
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