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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

#6 of 119 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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Gymnastics competition

Loved the aquarium. The staff was easily accessible to answer question or provide additional... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Dayrel S
Windham, New Hampshire
via mobile
Great experience

This was our second time visiting the aquarium - last time was 7 years ago. This time was just as... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
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“sea turtles” (126 reviews)
“nature trail” (114 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 4 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the aquarium. The staff was easily accessible to answer question or provide additional information. The stingray touching pool was cool as was the shark tank. Loved the turtle that seemed to follow you back and forth. I would come back for a visit.

Thank Dayrel S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was our second time visiting the aquarium - last time was 7 years ago. This time was just as great as last time. We spent approximately 5 hours here between both buildings and the outdoor marsh area. Very informative, educational and well worth the...More

Thank Kccv58
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great Family Friendly experience!! They have touch tanks where one can touch a stingray. Get up close and personal with a dragon or lion fish. Check with the aquarium and go when no schools have a trip planned, it can get very noisy and chaotic!!

Thank Elaine162
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Excellent place for couples and families. The fee is not that expensive and the aquarium is very well laid out and easy to navigate.

Thank viking047
Reviewed 2 May 2016

we loved this place it has a lot to look at spend a few hours here it"s worth the money and take the cruise ride its really good if you"er afraid of boat ride you"ll like this one it very gentle

Thank beachfun26264
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Besides the Aquarium there is a 3D movie theater showing multiple movies plan on plenty of time quite possibly all day to see it all, couldn't help but notice how even children as young as 1or 2 enjoy this, don't think it's not worth it...More

Thank Teamster671
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Excellent visit, worth the money! Spent 5 hours. Plan on more time if you want to include Adventure park (extra $), or 3d movie (45 minutes).

Thank SueLier
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This was one of our favorite places we visited in Virginia Beach. Great exhibits and staff were very helpful. Highly recommend!

Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It is worth the visit if you are in the area only. Not worth the price for the 2 hours it takes to see everything. The staff is very professional, the venue is clean and not a bad place but it lacks the "aquarium" sealife...More

Thank StonewallJackson2015
Reviewed 29 April 2016

What a wonderful aquarium.. Everything was neat and the information about each area was well put together.. The Sea Turtles and touch tank for the Sting Rays was the best part for my kids and my friends daughter.. We plan on visiting again when we...More

Thank Robin H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ariel A
Parking location and prices for parking?
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
how much is a ticket for an adult
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.
Vestora T
I will be coming in town in January and would like to know the prices and events.
16 December 2016|
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Response from Shortypi23 | Reviewed this property |
It's very nice for children, there is a path to walk so you don't miss anything