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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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Cool place

liked the exhibts, couldnt take the walk outside because of the pouring rain. i felt a lot of building space wasnt being used, looked bigger than what it was

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family really enjoyed the aquarium this week. One thing that stood out was that the staff was so friendly and eager to educate and help the visitors. We will be back, thank you & great job.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great for toddlers and 10 year old grandchildren who aren't spoiled. Adventure Park was awesome. A lot of aquarium was exhibits, not live fish or animals but we only saw one of two buildings. $8 3D animated turtle movie, 20 minutes very pricey.

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited here and rally enjoyed it. Good variety of sea life as well as some other animals like Komodo dragons. Also had some interesting science related information which I enjoyed learning. The second building is quite a walk, like 15 mins and not really much there but some otters and crabs and snakes. The adventure area in between the two... More 

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the aquarium. There was so much to see, it was definitely worth the admission prices. Some of our favorites were the sting rays, the little crabs, and the otters. The outdoor walk between the buildings was lovely on such a nice day. The "Washed Ashore" exhibit was really interesting. My daughters loved the baby... More 

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Buffalo, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

liked the exhibts, couldnt take the walk outside because of the pouring rain. i felt a lot of building space wasnt being used, looked bigger than what it was

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our day at the aquarium. Watched a 3d movie on ocean life, saw a pod of dolphins on the boat ride and experienced all the wonders the aquarium offers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited the aquarium multiple times. I love to visit and watch the IMAX movie and tour the exhibitions. The seals out front are really neat to watch.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Aside from the interesting exhibits, the grounds and IMAX theater are great too. Wheel chairs are available for the handicapped. The gift store is not so packed that you can't move around without being afraid to knock things over.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love aquariums and always enjoy spending a few hours wandering through, but this one surprised me. Not only do have the marine life exhibits, but they have a lot on the history of the area. This was way more than just an aquarium.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I did the Seal Splash, behind-the-scenes program. This was a nice experience and the trainers were very nice. Payment for the Seal Splash also included entry to the aquarium so it was nice to walk around and see everything else afterwards. The shark tank was pretty cool.

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Additional Information about Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Address: Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-385-3474
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 22

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