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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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This is a good family attraction during the colder months. The folks working at the aquarium are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kcarhun
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Martinsville, Virginia
Fun watching otters!

It’s always such a treat to watch otters play and these otters seemed to be having an exceptionally... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 5 days ago

This is a good family attraction during the colder months. The folks working at the aquarium are super friendly and helpful! The aquarium is lovely and has many interactive displays for children. We had a great visit and a lovely time. We will be sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kcarhun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s always such a treat to watch otters play and these otters seemed to be having an exceptionally good time. It was a bit of a walk from the main building to see them but totally worth it. Not only were the otters fun but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a great way to spend family time. Indoors or out...it's awesome. If you haven't been...you should!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very large aquarium but all the exhibits were very educational with lots of interesting info. Nice Imax theater with informative movies, too. Great place to take your kids! Gives them the chance to watch various sea creatures up close. There is a shallow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank e0511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My only complaint is that I wish it wasn’t so expensive because I would go more often. The otters are my favorite. I could watch them all day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ConnieP757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited the aquarium. Had been years since we were there. Great selection of our sea creatures. Say the 3D movie on our neighbors it was great. Enjoyed our day at the aquarium.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When an aquarium advertises creatures great and small, they should be available to see! Outdoor Adventure park is excellent for small to teens, but the exhibits are ok at best. The otters and seals never graced us with their presence, sadly. The two sea turtles...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shoreviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Realy enjoyed the sea creatures and the friendly staff at the museum but it is too large to see in an hour or 2. It must be a full day experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louise T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small aquarium great to visit when the weather is damp and wet outside. They also have a stingrays touching pond.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oneseasontraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here, and the staff was all very friendly and accommodating. The sting rays were too funny during the ceremony. The shark tank is small, but neat. I would love to explore this place more.

Date of experience: November 2018
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redneckbabe_19
September 13, 2018|
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Response from mtabino | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $25.95, Seniors $22.95, Children $19.95, and infants up until age 2 are free.
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redneckbabe_19
September 13, 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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jenlomax80
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Casstheexplorer | Reviewed this property |
For the aquarium only with small children, up to 2 hours. If you plan on walking the nature trails and seeing the connecting building, allow yourself 4 hours. Then there is the IMAX and 3D shows you can catch along with... More
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