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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Whale Watching Boat tours at Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

I enjoyed an afternoon of whale watching this February through the Virginia Aquarium. I would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
WonderWoman94
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Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico
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We always visit here when we are in Virginia Beach. Love to see all the sea life and walk the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy S
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Staunton, Virginia
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“nature trail”(156 reviews)
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
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+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed an afternoon of whale watching this February through the Virginia Aquarium. I would highly recommend booking your whale, dolphin, and seal watching tours through the Aquarium for several reasons: 1. The ticket prices are VERY affordable, 2. All of the proceeds from these...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WonderWoman94
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always visit here when we are in Virginia Beach. Love to see all the sea life and walk the nature trail. The Kids really enjoy it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large tanks which you walk under and watch the sharks and very large rays swim over you. Several large sea turtle tanks and lots of smaller tanks with wide variety of local fish and tropical fish.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wesd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to spend the day. My grandchildren love the aquatic life and especially love a bag of popcorn as a treat!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank johnpmclaren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know why I didn’t expect the aquarium to be great but it really was. I lived here for three years before going. The shark tank and feeding was really cool and the walk-through aquarium where you have the fish in one tank on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 172Lisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The set up for the aquarium is perfect for small children and families. Lots of activities for young children to play with and explore. One of the best aquariums I've been to.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cbeery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a range of ages in our family but everyone enjoyed their time. Would definitely look into the Adventure Park for older children/teenagers. Might be a little pricey for the exhibit size and interest but it wasn’t horrible.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jaxfamtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I along with my 15 month old granddaughter visited this attraction on a busy Friday afternoon. There were large groups of children from varios schools. This made it very difficult to get close up to the exhibits. It was nice that they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MomMDof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day. Lots to do. Great for kids of all ages. Price is very reasonable for a full day. Kids learned a lot!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingDrZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and fun. Pleasant atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. The staff answered questions and offered facts without being intrusive. They interacted well with the various ages of children there. We thoroughly enjoyed our day there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jessica Jeff S
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Kathy7799
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You can take Hampton Roads Transit from Virginia Beach to Virginia Aquarium. You take the VB Wave Bayfront Shuttle. This will take you to Virginia Aquarium. You can also just call Hampton Roads Transit to get the bus... More
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