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Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-385-3474
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the...
A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
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Good but lacking a WOW attraction

We enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium and Science center. It's a nice medium size aquarium based around the local marine environments. Everything was good but there just wan't any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Javious_64
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Upstate NY
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This aquarium it grwat to visit. Wonderful for young and old. Affordable for any income. We have been there several times, neat to see the changes and upgrades they're making.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The adventure park in the aquarium was a great activity for a few hours. My thirteen year old grandson had a ball on the obstacle courses and ziplines up in the trees. My 33 year old daughter said it was too exhausting and did not finish the course. The aquarium is just average among the five or six we have... More 

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Upstate NY
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium and Science center. It's a nice medium size aquarium based around the local marine environments. Everything was good but there just wan't any one thing that really grabbed us. We did not watch the movie or the jungle adventure rope course. Due to the high heat, humidity and our dolphin cruise time, we... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

THIS IS A MUST STOP, If you have rainy day go. Sick of thebeach? Go there! Want a educational for you and the kids? go there. The are inter actions of just how the Chesapeake got to be. Some 760 million years ago. See how and why the Bay is what it is. Have fun we did

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the Aquarium but for the price it was a small aquarium even with the two parts to it. It is a long walk (I have ankle problems) to the second part of the Aquarium but you do have the option of driving over there.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

fun to look at everything and in the two buildings. wish it stayed open later in the evening 7pm. all the hours are 9am to 5pm. Lots of walking which is good we were able to get military discounts.

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Callao, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great setup and the staff is excellent. I really enjoyed touching the sting rays. There is also a cafeteria with some great food.

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Urbana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. Highly recommend the dolphin watch boat tour. We saw dolphins, stingrays, river otters and a sea turtle from the boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Such an amazing time at the aquarium on a hot summer's day. So many different animals and sea creatures to visit, and the presentations by the very educated staff made it all the more amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took our three kids to the aquarium..ages 13, 9 and 4. The 4 yr old probably liked it the most. I thought it was a bit overpriced..however we did do the dolphin boat ride as well. We all enjoyed the boat ride and the workers were very knowledgeable. We would probably do the dolphin ride again but not the... More 

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Additional Information about Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-385-3474
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 22

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