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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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The Ropes Course Attached is the most Challenging I have been to do

I have done Ropes Courses around America and this one is a more challenging one. There are simple... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy L
Long Hill
LOVE this aquarium!

My husband and I went to this aquarium thinking we'd kill a couple hours. There is SO much to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have done Ropes Courses around America and this one is a more challenging one. There are simple paths you can take but the hard ones, the black diamonds, well they are a great challenge for the adventure seekers.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went to this aquarium thinking we'd kill a couple hours. There is SO much to see and do when we finally left and got back to the truck we realized we had been in there for 5 hours!! It honestly felt...More

Thank Sara_Mills_57108
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice, but small, aquarium. There are lots of neat opportunities for kids especially to learn about different and fascinating things. The giant sea turtles and shark exhibits are really cool also. The aquarium is much smaller than we expected though, especially for...More

Thank Kristin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here probably few months ago for a company outing. Everything is wonderful, this beautiful sea creatures all over is just great. They host conventions too so there are few meeting spaces available as well as catering.

Thank archelle18
Reviewed 1 week ago

small but a good collection of sea life, local, fresh and salt water too. Fun day and well worth it to see.

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great time we had today at the aquarium. Knowledgeable staff. Lots of marine life variety. Kid friendly activities areas.

Thank neenscrush
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved it and had a blast. So much to see and staff was great! Little one wasn’t feeling great, so had to leave sooner than we wanted. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a trip Dec. 29th through the VA Beach Aquarium to go Whale Watching. What a great experience! We took a family photo ($20 when you get off) when boarding. Oh parking is in the Aquarium parking lot, so don't get confused like we...More

Thank justsaym001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went visited around 11am, and this place was already packed. $25+ entry fee for those who aren't members, but I have to say it was well worth the money. If you actually stop, read and look at exhibits this place can take up to...More

Thank Dominque B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple lay out with great volunteer support staff and very interesting educational programs; marinas with boat tours, IMAX theater and ropes course.

Thank Brian P
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Dee M
21 September 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.
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.