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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Great place to visit for the kids and family

It's very educational for the whole family you can pet the stingrays, crabs. The sea turtles are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ricardo R
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Accord, New York
3-D movies of the Galapagos Islands and other sites around our world!

We enjoyed our time at the Aquarium but were a little disappointed to make the long walk to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda S
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (151 reviews)
“nature trail” (140 reviews)
“marine life” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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

It's very educational for the whole family you can pet the stingrays, crabs. The sea turtles are awesome. They also have the dolphin watch boat, this is the second time i went there very nice

Thank Ricardo R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our time at the Aquarium but were a little disappointed to make the long walk to the Otter exhibit and only see two in the tank. However, one waved goodbye to us as we left and that made it extra special.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Aquariums and enclosures were very clean and all looked well cared for. Just felt like their wasn’t a whole lot there compared to others I’ve been to. Not much to see.

Thank Morgan N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We selected a rainy day for the visit. It's not as big or elaborate as others (such as the Monterrey aquarium), however the exhibits are extremely well done. There are volunteers all over to help with any questions and they do engage with the visitors....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was looking forward to this visit but left somewhat disappointed. Quite a few animals were not available, the seals, octopus. The aquarium consists of two separate buildings, and you must walk about 15 minutes one way. I love seahorses, so the employee told me...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the day at the Aquarium. The exhibits were great with and seeing the sea life. Plus many displays for learning

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things were under construction. The restaurant is being renovated so they had a "food truck", but I guess you have to eat in your car as there was no place to eat. The movie (Galapagos 3D) was ok but nothing exciting. The aquarium needs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here because I am interested in TURTLES and they sure did have TURTLES! I took fantastic phtotos that could pass as Postcards. Lots of staff to assist with answering questions. I was on a self-guided tour-since I had time constraints. There was so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day at the aquarium. Lots to see & a ton to learn! The exhibits are very nice. Cute gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this day at the Aquarium with our family which included 2 small children. Loved the displays.

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Dee M
September 21, 2017|
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July 28, 2017|
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Response from Ryda086 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday... it was crowded... but I would agree, staff handle it well. I think there were a couple buses there from camps and what not. I would bet that Sundays are less crowded.
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Mauricio T
June 8, 2017|
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We didn't know they had lockers either but we didn't need them.
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