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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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Feel like a kid again...

OMG! The sea turtles are awesome! Went with my 18 yr old daughter and her friends. I felt like a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura M
Great way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon

We really enjoyed going to the Aquarium. A very good Sting Ray experience. The shark displays were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hamilton, New Jersey
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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 yesterday

OMG! The sea turtles are awesome! Went with my 18 yr old daughter and her friends. I felt like a kid in a candy shop looking at all the magnificent sea animals. Very clean! Just beautiful...

Thank Laura M
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed going to the Aquarium. A very good Sting Ray experience. The shark displays were very good as well. A combo ticket gets you to the IMax movie as well as the two buildings for the Aquarium.

Thank nicholasd399
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see if you like visiting aquariums. The location is a good visit for children to adults. The sting ray exhibit allows you to touch the rays as they swim by, and the exhibits featuring the sea turtles and sharks are impressive....More

Thank UltimateRoadWarrier
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best aquarium I've been to. Loved the seals outside. The best part is being able to sit and watch the huge sea turtles as long as you want. They are simply amazing.

Thank Dede D
Reviewed yesterday

I took 5 kids ranging in age from 11 through 16 to the Aquarium & Marine Science Center last week. We all enjoyed our time seeing the exhibits, and checking out the interactive exhibits. We spent about 4 hours between both buildings, and the nature...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed yesterday

It was recommended that we visit the aquarium. Some people think that once you've been to an aquarium that you've seen them all. So not true!! We had an absolutely amazing time, due to weather we were not able to make it to the other...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I have visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore and enjoyed that visit. We were a bit hesitant about visiting the Virginia Aquarium, but it exceeded my expectations. We loved it! My grandson was so excited during our whole visit. I especially enjoyed...More

Thank Solway M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a good time at the aquarium, also took the boat ride for the dolphins watch, especially liked the sea turtles and shark tank, would love to see more expansion in the amount of both sea turtles and sharks, definitely had a good time and...More

Thank erodocker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium with somewhat limited displays. We loved the sea turtles! If it wasn't so hot, the trails and walk to the secondary building would have added allot.

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of interactive educational displays to learn aspects of the coastal environment. Even us seniors picked up a few tidbits of knowledge. Because of the glass tanks sometimes the acoustics were loud especially when the large children tours came through. The flow of people traffic...More

Thank Iva V
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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
23 March 2017|
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$22. Answers to that and other questions can be found easily on the web site. Not much effort.