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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Great Aquarium

Don’t miss the turtles and sharks. They are in the back building and easy to miss. Staff was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KarenR86
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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I have loved this educational facility for years, and when ever we are in the area we stop there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tdermi517843
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Bainbridge, New York
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (151 reviews)
“nature trail” (140 reviews)
“marine life” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
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+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t miss the turtles and sharks. They are in the back building and easy to miss. Staff was friendly and great.

Thank KarenR86
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have loved this educational facility for years, and when ever we are in the area we stop there!! It starts before you even get inside. The harbor seals are in an outdoor tank as you walk up the side walk with imprints of different...More

Thank tdermi517843
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We became members in Jan 2016 and it was so worth it. My kids and I go here regularly, rain or shine its perfect for them. We make a whole afternoon of it. It's absolutely worth it to go on a nice day so you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Virginia Aquarium is a great place to visit and an even better place to have a membership with, so you can visit anytime you need an educational place to bring your child/children.

Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium in a week day in April. We enjoyed an extra attraction of watching the sea turtles in a training feeding session. The whole experience was just great. There are plenty of knowledgeable staff around to answer questions. The aquarium is in...More

1  Thank luv2flyNy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 10 year old granddaughter to the Adventure Park on Thursday. She quickly learned all the safety features and the rules and off she went. We spent two wonderful hours there with her, got lots of pictures. It was a chilly day in...More

1  Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not one of the best Aquariums I have been to. Small and they kept the heat blasting. You just expect more for your money.

Thank Gapeach83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok not as expected, more see creatures, fish, colorful sea attractions. Went to Miami sea acqairum for price expected more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as good as other aquariums I have been to and it’s pricy. Go to the zoo, the zoo is worth the money. Parking isn’t an issue really, staff is very friendly and well informed.

Thank DaisyDog1014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to do in the actual aquarium. Very little exhibits and animals. The adventure park is next door and is fun.

Thank Addie B
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Dee M
21 September 2017|
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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.
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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.
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