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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Surprisingly great

I don’t know why I didn’t expect the aquarium to be great but it really was. I lived here for three... read more

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172Lisa
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The best

The set up for the aquarium is perfect for small children and families. Lots of activities for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cbeery
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Forney, Texas
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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 today via mobile

I don’t know why I didn’t expect the aquarium to be great but it really was. I lived here for three years before going. The shark tank and feeding was really cool and the walk-through aquarium where you have the fish in one tank on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The set up for the aquarium is perfect for small children and families. Lots of activities for young children to play with and explore. One of the best aquariums I've been to.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have a range of ages in our family but everyone enjoyed their time. Would definitely look into the Adventure Park for older children/teenagers. Might be a little pricey for the exhibit size and interest but it wasn’t horrible.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I along with my 15 month old granddaughter visited this attraction on a busy Friday afternoon. There were large groups of children from varios schools. This made it very difficult to get close up to the exhibits. It was nice that they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day. Lots to do. Great for kids of all ages. Price is very reasonable for a full day. Kids learned a lot!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingDrZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educational and fun. Pleasant atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. The staff answered questions and offered facts without being intrusive. They interacted well with the various ages of children there. We thoroughly enjoyed our day there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jessica Jeff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time visiting the Virginia Aquarium. There were a variety of exhibits featuring both local fish and sea turtles as well as more exotic species including komodo dragons. It was the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend in Virginia.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kcwilliams2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were down in Virginia Beach for a quick getaway and spent a rainy Saturday here. The line to purchase tickets was very long since everyone else had the same idea we did, but it you purchase your tickets online or order...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aclora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy day, $25 a ticket and be aware that on a school day there may be bus loads of school kids on tour. Thankfully we showed up just as they left. Tour was excellent, interactive for all ages, very clean and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RustyZipper01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was way smaller than expected. Not as many animals as I would think would be there. Was hoping for more sharks also. Touch pond of stingrays was nice though

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kathy7799
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February 21, 2019|
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You can take Hampton Roads Transit from Virginia Beach to Virginia Aquarium. You take the VB Wave Bayfront Shuttle. This will take you to Virginia Aquarium. You can also just call Hampton Roads Transit to get the bus... More
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