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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Features Animals
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Kid friendly museum

I think this is a fun place to go because it's kid friendly coupled with a very helpful staff. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
average aquarium

this is an ok aquarium. I was not impressed with the variety of animals that the aquarium has. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (148 reviews)
“nature trail” (137 reviews)
“marine life” (106 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a fun place to go because it's kid friendly coupled with a very helpful staff. As we made our way around the aquarium, we learned about and viewed many different sea creatures. There was even a hands on exhibit with sea...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an ok aquarium. I was not impressed with the variety of animals that the aquarium has. It seemed small with only a few exhibits. I wished that I had spent my money elsewhere after being disappointed with the exhibits! This aquarium may be...More

Thank Sunsetbaby418
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have turtle, shark, seal, sea horse, ray, and colorful fishes. You can touch the rays by hand. But no whale or dolphin.

Thank msdrrrk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bring the kids there every time we’re in va beach, it’s great as a hot day or cold day activity and the stroller has plenty of room. Military discounts too. Great exhibits and the kids love it.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

many dolphin statues, no dolphin on site. the only seal was in the entrance of the aquarium. the 3D videos were not working. aside that, staff were friendly, a good variety of fish from the virginia area, but restricted to somewhat more common species. cool...More

Thank Anesthesia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a trip down to Virginia Beach for the holiday weekend and it was on our 4 year old granddaughters list to see the turtles at the aquarium. Although the layout is a little confusing, wasnt sure if we missed anything by taking a...More

Thank Her09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought there may be more since it is right across st. from ocean and I have been to various aquariums I was a little disappointed. their changing exhibit was interactive and fun after that its pretty much all fish! sharks, turtles, river otters were fun!...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent the aquarium and enjoy it every time. Volunteers and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoy the changing exhibit and the walk between the two buildings. Being a member is totally worth it and the touch tank is great. Seeing the baby...More

Thank Danielle1636
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went with my daughter and grandchildren 2 & 6. stroller friendly- many interactive exhibits. this was the 2nd time we visited. it was very busy and noisy.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oceanfront right on the boardwalk! Location, location, Fantastic location for families. We were on the 14th floor. Each condo is privately owned. Able to watch everything happening on the beach over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. All new kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2...More

Thank Greg E W
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Dee M
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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.
Mauricio T
8 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't know they had lockers either but we didn't need them.