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“Take the Kids”

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Ranked #14 of 138 things to do in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We have been able to take our grandchildren when they were in the elementary/middle school age range.

While it is interesting for all ages, the younger ones really enjoy the hands-on activities and pretty permissive atmosphere.

Particularly handy as a rainy-day activity for energetic youngsters.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My family and I really enjoyed this acquarium, loved seeing all the sea creatures and really enjoyed our walk to the sea otters and birds

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is a pretty good aquarium. There are a lot of good exhibits and an Imax theatre as well as a hiking trail. It is a litle pricey though - $21 admission for adults. Suitable for young children and teens.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We have a membership and go about once a month. Great little exhibits and the staff are very friendly. We especially love the large sea turtle tank, shark tank and aviary. You can get up close and touch a few of the exhibits and we hear the toddler programs are great. Our only complaint is that if you aren't familiar and haven't been a few times, it can get confusing on how to get through and if no one is there to guide you, you can get a little lost.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

A good place for kids who like to touch and experience nature -- not a stand-behind-the-line-and-stare museum. Always worth the trip

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