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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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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

There are two distinct parts to the center. In good weather, just park at one and walk to the other. We were there in very cold, blustery, winter weather, so we drove between the two. The Bay and Ocean Pavilion was our first stop, where they had several of the very largest Komodo dragons we have ever seen. There are... More

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Chatham, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We are 2 adults who spent a few hours touring building 1 and watching one of the 3D Imax movies "Under the sea." The building is well laid out and there are lots of very knowledgeable volunteers located at almost every turn who are available to answer questions and to point out things you may have missed. We also enjoyed... More

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

great place to bring the kids and family. interactive, and informative for young and old. not bad price.

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Oshawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 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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15 reviews 15 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

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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