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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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Oshawa, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is very well laid out and the tanks are absolutely. Massive the fish are well kept for and there are plenty of interesting exhibits to see. Great day

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Smithville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great aquarium that we visit yearly.... we loved it more I. Previous years because they offered a boat ride to learn about different birds but still lots to do here, so much that we didn't even take advantage of it all

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NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit, a lot to see. The only problem I had is the walk between the 2 buildings was very long and hot. My husband has a bad leg and back so this made it very hard for him. So I do not recommend this place for anyone that has a hard time walking long distances.

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Conyngham, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our family had an exceptional experience at the aquarium. We really enjoyed the exhibits and nature trail. We wanted something else to do other than the beach or hotel pool. A must for Virginia Beach goers!

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Pittsburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This summer I was fortunate to receive three free tickets to the Virginia Beach Aquarium so was excited to take my two older children (17 and 20) to it. I was surprised that the actual admission price was $28.00 if I am not mistaken. (Seemed really high). At any rate the grounds were nicely kept, but parking was at a... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My grandson (13) likes Aquariums and this one didn't disappoint. There is a lot of walking for older folks, but plenty of benches around to rest.

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Whitesboro, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Spent over $80 for my family of 4 to enter the aquarium and I just don't feel that it was worth the money.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

... and so did the rest of the out of town travelers in Va. Beach! Was a crazy visit, but the kids really enjoyed it :-)

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Standish, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great time seeing the harbor seals, sting rays,sharks, sea turtles, and the otters. We got to touch the small sting rays and horseshoe and hermit crabs.We had a great time.Recomended for all ages

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Yorktown, VA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a great time seeing the harbor seals, sharks, sea turtles, and the otters. Also really liked the marsh bird exhibit. On the walk between the buildings saw some paddle boarders and and a cool ropes course/adventure course that i want to try when it is not so hot.

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