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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: (757) 385-3474
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Type: Science Museums, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Owner description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, barracuda and other aquatic species, is the main attaction at...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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McConnelsville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This would be great on a rainy day but not something I would do again. I really expected more. Don't get me wrong it was nice but...

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Forked River, Nj
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is really worth seeing. It is located just south of the hotel stretch in Virginia Beach, VA. It has of course a great deal of sea life : fish, sea turtles,sharks, sting rays, etc. in large gallon tanks; but also has live exhibits of Virginia creeks and fresh water fish, etc. in the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to bring your toddlers and older children. Adults who have never scuba dived may find this an awesome substitute. One can touch the sting rays and horseshoe crabs and learn how these species have survived for thousands of years. It's a great rainy day activity!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I want to start off by saying that we lived in the area for 3 years and greatly enjoyed this aquarium many, many times! When we had family/friends in we would take them to enjoy it as well with never a nah-sayer. We ended deciding to become members for a year because it was a nice stop on rainy days.... More 

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Pittsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We loved it all,the staff is perfect and we really enjoyed our selves. Daughter in-law got us tickets for our 25th anniversary and we had a great time.

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Magnolia, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Aquarium has several areas and biodiversity for outdoor enthusiasts. The walking trails are gentle and well maintained through wetlands and along the inlet. In pleasant weather it is a nice pastime. The indoor tanks are well planned and have ample viewing space. Unfortunately, the Imax Theatre was out of service when we went this time, but if available is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited the aquarium while visiting my son in Norfolk. We had a great day, even though it rained all day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The aquarium is smaller then some but the exhibits are well done. You have river, marsh animals, and marine life to observe.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was our first visit and NOT our last. The sea life and learning areas were top notch and very well done! The exhibits did a great job teaching about the Ocean, Bay, and conservation!!! Our 7 year old had none stop fun and didn't want to leave. We got a family membership before leaving and will be back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I am a big fan of aquariums and this is probably one of the best I have been to. A lot of great exhibits. I loved the 360 view of the fish tank with animals swimming above your head and all around you. Kids and adults will love this the same.

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