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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

#6 of 124 things to do in Virginia Beach Features Animals
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Always enjoy this place

Love going here! I used to always bring my children here when they were growing up and we visited... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Warsaw, Virginia
Just ok

We visited on July 4th. It was rainy outside and many people had the same idea as us, but it was... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Heather J
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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” (133 reviews)
“nature trail” (121 reviews)
“marine life” (100 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Love going here! I used to always bring my children here when they were growing up and we visited VA Beach. Now I still like to go with my husband :)

1  Thank Lisam048
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited on July 4th. It was rainy outside and many people had the same idea as us, but it was something fun to do inside. There were some great exhibits (turtles and sharks), but it was not a big as some other aquariums we...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 12 July 2016

By getting there when they opened at 9 am, I got to enjoy the many marvelous & educational exhibits. I watched & would recommend 2 of the IMAX 3D movies, Galapagos & Mysteries of the Unseen World. I took time for a good veggie wrap...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 10 July 2016

LOVED this aquarium. Staff was extremely friendly, kind and answered all of the kids questions. Boat ride was so worth the $20.00. We all loved and enjoyed are day.

Thank tdolce1313
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We just got back from a visit to the aquarium squandered it was very nice. The exhibits are focused on things native to the Chesapeake area. Hands on stuff for Littles, but my 9 year old found it thrilling as well. There is a definite...More

1  Thank timpanedes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed myself there. They even have kids activities that are free. Such as making a shark hat and digging through the sand for a shark tooth. They have great exhibits. Adults is $22 general fee and free parking. A must see!

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Nice Aquarium. We visited on a day when it was threatening rain. Much like other aquariums in other cities but there are more than marine animals here. A little pricey but if you need a rain activity, this will suffice.

Thank Christena281
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We are members here and enjoy taking our kids. It's a great rainy day activity and there's plenty to do, but it definitely falls short of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. They do have some cool activities like Mermaid Monday's (extra money) and nature walks....More

Thank jsmgv
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The Aquarium is awesome ... featuring a glass tunnel you walk into surrounded by fish !!! There is an Imax theater and outside rock climbing and zip lines!!! The Aquarium offers various excursions... including dolphin watching trips. Well worth a visit! .

Thank Q735JXroberts
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here at the tail end of our vacation in Virginia Beach. This is a pretty good aquarium for both young and old. There are plenty of exhibits geared towards children to help them easily understand Eco systems and the science of marine biology....More

Thank JeepForceOne
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Mauricio T
8 June 2017|
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Response from Max F | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We did not use them either.
Ariel A
13 May 2017|
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Response from 2blackdog4 | Property representative |
There is a parking lot adjacent to the Virginia Aquarium, and an additional lot just across the street. Parking is free.
Britny B
22 March 2017|
Response from Huasobruto | Reviewed this property |
$22. Answers to that and other questions can be found easily on the web site. Not much effort.