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Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: (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
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, barracuda and other aquatic species, is...
A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, barracuda and other aquatic species, is the main attaction at this popular aquarium.
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Virginia Aquarium

One of the best entertainment and educational facility in the country. There exhibits are creative and interesting, each staffed with volunteer docents with vast knowledge. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Allan P
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best entertainment and educational facility in the country. There exhibits are creative and interesting, each staffed with volunteer docents with vast knowledge. A large digital theater that's partnered with The National Geographic society. This just scratches the list of things to do while there. They are known world wide for there "Stranding response team" which rescues sea... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to bigger aquariums. Wasn't a lot a lot of animals to see. You had to walk 15 minutes to get to another building that had the rest of the attractions in. Did the adventure park. In the rain and the cold. Adventure park was fun. Hard! Did the second yellow one and the difficulty was pretty high. Would... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is not the best aquarium I've ever been to however it is a very nice one. We went more for the adventures ropes course. My son and I had a blast doing that. There are several levels from easy to difficult and even the easy was challenging. This is a great way to introduce things like zip lining as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were a bit floored by the price, $22, but we spent several hours here and loved it. Skipped the adventure park since we're scared of heights, but we enjoyed watching people try it. Loved the otters, the many big tanks. It's low key, with plenty to learn but not too didactic. There are two buildings connected by a nature... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you need a break from the beach or want to entertain the kids while enjoying yourself, the aquarium is fantastic, a very short hop from the boardwalk

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I do love to visit the Aquarium and it is a nice day activity to do. The only down side is that it is a bit pricey for what you get. The adventurepark there is also AMAZiNG (ziplining ropes course) but it is also pricey. The cafeteria, pricey too. BUT if you are looking for something to do in Virginia... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience for all: families, couples, groups, etc. Fascinating info and hands on experience.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have gone to the Virginia Aquarium on three of my visits to Virginia Beach. My son and his family live there. Each time I take my grandson, and we have our special Nana and grandson time exploring. He likes to pet the stingrays and watch the sharks. This is a great place to take kids. It is just south... More 

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Johnson City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Was pretty nice you get 2 building for the price of one but the Main building was more fun for us than the marshland building down the road.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went on our Vacation to the beach over the summer and easily spent around 3 hours. There were so many awesome things to see. A group of 12 and there was something for everyone. We even got a chance to see them feed the rescued sea turtles and the sharks and rays. It was incredible! We got to pet... More 

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