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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

#6 of 122 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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Great time!

My 4 year-old had that priceless look of amazement and wonder on his face that you never forget as... read more

Reviewed today
Mike V
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
via mobile
Dolphin Boat Tour

We enjoyed our Dolphin Boat Tour. Everyone was very nice and the crew members were fun and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Niangua, Missouri
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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” (130 reviews)
“nature trail” (118 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 today via mobile

My 4 year-old had that priceless look of amazement and wonder on his face that you never forget as a parent. Spectacular time!

Thank Mike V
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our Dolphin Boat Tour. Everyone was very nice and the crew members were fun and knowledgeable. We saw several dolphins with their babies. It was a nice way to end our stay.

Thank ldickmeier
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice combination of indoor and outdoor attractions. The overhead aquarium was beautiful. The cafe was clean, but highly overpriced. IMax movies are great!

Thank Terijo A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our 1 year old and baby and enjoyed our tour.We also really enjoyed the film.We like it that we could keep the boys in the double stroller the whole while,except for film.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was ok but wouldn't spend $24.99 to visit again...wasn't much to see ...just average....my kids were bored after a while there....

Thank Bia200
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium with a good layout and good exhibits. The price was ok, but given that one of the major aquarium areas was being rebuilt or upgraded a discount would have been appropriate. When we went there were hundreds of small children going through...More

1  Thank PER1287
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very hot day, and we decided to visit the aquarium. I purchased the ticket combo with the aquarium, and the Amazon 3D movie. The price $24.95 for adults, and $19.95 for child. They have different movies to choose. The place wasn't crowded....More

Thank Shanick07
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on the Dolphin boat trip and it was well worth the money. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the dolphins. We saw several mothers and their babies swimming along.

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place for everyone but in particular for families. The stories round creatures living in and near water are great. Wildlife as in Virginia is in focus and very varied. All that I didn't know! Nice parks outside aquarium with plenty of...More

Thank Ge S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here with my 3 children and husband and we had sort of a good time, with many attractions other than just the animals. One that my children found quite entertaining was a clawlike machine that was where you could use a grabber machine...More

1  Thank XVI R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mauricio T
What size are your lockers?
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
Parking location and prices for parking?
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.
Britny B
how much is a ticket for an adult
23 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.