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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Features Animals
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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I love this place. It's especially wonderful going with my grandchildren. Very nice staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven W
Acampo, California
via mobile
Rescue Program and Virginia Wildlife

This aquarium in Virginia Beach does much more than showcase marine life. It has a Stranding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maggie L
Callao, Virginia
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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” (149 reviews)
“nature trail” (134 reviews)
“marine life” (103 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this place. It's especially wonderful going with my grandchildren. Very nice staff, beautiful exhibits. A great way to spend part of the day.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium in Virginia Beach does much more than showcase marine life. It has a Stranding Response Program devoted to rescuing animals stranded on beaches, including turtles and seals, and it exhibits freshwater fish and animals native to Virginia, including snakes, frogs, crabs, and otters....More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we really enjoyed this aquarium. Was $25 to get in which was reasonable. Place was easy to navigate and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They answered many of our questions. We loved the seals, turtles and rays. Touching the rays was a highlight

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the great spots in Virginia Beach for locals and visitors. Learn about the creatures that live in the area and the ocean. Well worth the time to visit. Even my 1 y/o grandson found it facinating!

Thank lpeterson518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandson to the Aquarium and he was amazed. The Aquarium is laid out very well and interesting for all ages.

Thank fillupone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First building with seals is nice, second building nothing really but otters. Pricey for what you see. For price I expected more like myrtle beaches ripleys aquarium. Great place for kids.

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium during our vacation to Virginia Beach. Small but nice place. Enjoyed the visit.

Thank Pew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My grandchildren love the aquarium. There’s so much to see and do. Always go to a movie while we there. The snack bar has healthy snacks for kids. Some exhibits change which is great. The visit start outside with huge tank of seals.

Thank Doris Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hands on exhibits and educational displays. Staff and volunteers were incredibly nice. Not crowded which is why I chose a winter visit. Also, if you play Pokemon there are a ton of pokestops to visit. :)

Thank Shannanigans S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something for everyone. Great exhibits and hands-on activities. Superb acquarium and very modern attractions.

Thank 312lawrencem
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Dee M
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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.
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.