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Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-385-3474
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the...
A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
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My boyfriend and I went to the aquarium and it was our first time visiting one. We enjoyed the main building, and mostly we enjoyed the educational interactive places. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Cristina K
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Findlay, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

My family included 6 adults and 3 children. Everyone was excited with the interactive displays, even the 2 year old squealed with delight with viewing the turtles. It was Toddler Tuesday and the wonderful volunteers read stories and engaged the little ones with a short program. The older children liked the colorful sea life and huge aquarium displays. The jelly... More 

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Shelby, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Been going here every year for over 10 years. It's changed a lot, lot of new exhibits but miss sone of the old ones. Kids had fun but did seem to go pretty quick. Took less then 2 hours to do both buildings and for how much ticket prices have gone up I expected more. For our family of 4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to the aquarium and it was our first time visiting one. We enjoyed the main building, and mostly we enjoyed the educational interactive places. The staff was very nice, especially the lady at the shark tank. We actually learned some interesting facts about sharks.

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is set on two sites joined by a walking trail that takes about 10-15 minutes to walk. It was raining so we elected to drive between them. There was a tank with several river otters that was fun to watch in the area that was more geared to the salt marshes and in the main aquarium, a habour... More 

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rahway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is a nice little Aquarium. A lot of information but for my taste not enough animals. Friendly staff and in good upkeep. A little bit expensive

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Saint Germain, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Our group went on Mother's Day and of course it was very crowded, but I think they were doing a great job of keeping the line flowing and we were able to get a wheelchair for my dad for no cost which was great. The layout of the building is strange, but as long as you refer to the map... More 

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Norridgewock, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting information on the area and the staff was very informative. This is a good aquarium but not the best I've visited.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Over the years have been to several aquariams and for the price its about average nothing really stands out from the other ones we have seen and actually below some with its presentation

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We arrived about 15 minutes before it opened and thank god we did. When we left the line was around the building. So plan on being there early. It took us about 2 hours to explore the aquarium. We went outside, but didn't realize there was another building after the hiking trail. We only walked a little way down, it... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Its a smaller aquarium but they have done great things with the space, we usually go a few times a year

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