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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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An Easily Improvable Aquarium

As Virginians, my family was excited to see what the "Virginia Aquarium" had to offer. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlottesville, Virginia
Best part of the Trip

My babies 2 and 3, had a ball and we all enjoyed the Aquarium. A little pricey for the pictures but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oxford, North Carolina
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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” (146 reviews)
“nature trail” (126 reviews)
“marine life” (102 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 yesterday

As Virginians, my family was excited to see what the "Virginia Aquarium" had to offer. We were impressed by the overall size, educational quality, and overall narrative of water moving from the commonwealth's western rivers to the open ocean via the Chesapeake Bay. The exhibits...More

Thank ByLandSeaAirBlog
Reviewed yesterday

My babies 2 and 3, had a ball and we all enjoyed the Aquarium. A little pricey for the pictures but well worth it. This was by far the best part of our trip and one we'll never forget.

Thank carlamoses
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking for something to do in the morning and were told about the aquarium. Arrived at opening and the seals out front were showing off and getting fed. Some stuff inside is a little worse for wear, but overall not the worst place I've ever...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our visit. The aquarium is in 2 buildings, connected by a nature walk. The kids liked the turtles roaming freely, the komodo dragon and the river otters. In between the 2 buildings is the adventure park (additional fee). Some of the obstacles looked...More

Thank unytraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a few hours here. We'll always visit a local aquarium on our travels. This has been one of the better ones we've been to. Number of tanks, large and small. Plenty of staff to answer questions. Seems well maintained. Plenty...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Over 10,000 species to view,staff very knowledgeable and friendly.be sure to pet the stingrays!many interactive things on display. They even have dolphin and whale boat tours depending on what season it is.

Thank lorijones196
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the aquarium. The dolphin boat adventure was fun! Very clean and well Put together. All of the staff were very helpful. The walk to the second building took about 15 minutes down a nice walkway.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Virginia Aquarium is a phenomenal experience. Very interactive and well integrated into its owl creek environment. Great way to introduce children to science

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The aquarium has a good assortment of aquatic animals and an area where you can pet the stingrays. If your kids get a little energetic or you would like to relax on a strolll it also has a few paths that are outside that you...More

Thank gunnycc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with two children age 5 & under. They both enjoyed it. Lots to see for the little ones. Some hands on. Some extra walking if you visit both buildings but an enjoyable walk. Might want to take a stroller or wagon for this...More

Thank PAMcDeb
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28 July 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.
Ariel A
14 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.