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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-3474
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Type: Science Museums, Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, barracuda and other aquatic species, is the main attaction at this popular aquarium.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this place on our way somewhere else. We had a wonderful time. There is two buildings with animals in it. One has more than the other though. You do have to pay $20 per adult, not sure it is worth $20 but still had a great time. We both have been to bigger aquariums but loved how... More

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Oakton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very nice way to fill a hot afternoon after morning on the beach. Interesting and well-designed. Takes a while to get through all of the exhibits so plan on 2-3 hours.

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Newark, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I only went here because it was raining outside on the beach. The aquarium was surprisingly nice. I liked petting the sting rays and watching the sea lions. They used to have it where you can go on the Rudee boat tours on the marshlands behind the aquarium which was also nice.

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Sterling, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took our almost 3-yr-old to the Aquarium and he loved every minute of it. He was amazed at the turtles and all the "fishies" LOL We thought it was a little expensive but it was worth it!. Our little one had so much fun following the fish through the glass, touching them, and exploring in general. He loved seeing... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

started taking my two young grandsons there when they were toddlers - they are now 19 and 21...but I still go! Absolutely love the place...I do the entire tour...inside and the marsh walk. I highly recommend it for education, adventure, sealife lovers and fun!

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Uncasville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It has alot of things to see. It has a IMAX theater which was great saw UNDER THE SEA. It was very interesting with hands on exibits,

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Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

this is a 5 minute drive from beach no charge to park we got there as soon as they opened at 9am it was not crowded there is a lot of interaction you can pet sting rays 2nd building is a 10-15 minute walk here is where otters are not as good as first building but not bad either

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High Point, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

the aquarium was nice, but it was raining outside so we didn't get to walk around outside to the marshlands. I am going back when it is nicer weather so I can enjoy it better !

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Great activity with the kids!! A must do! A little expensive but well worth it. Fun, educational and something to do for everyone.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the place our grandchildren--from 4 to 18--always want to go when we're in Virginia Beach. It's got plenty of sea life to see (and touch) indoors and out. It's our favorite place in VB.

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