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“A day with the fish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-3474
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Type: Science Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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Owner description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, barracuda and other aquatic species, is the main attaction at this popular aquarium.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A day with the fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

If you love marine life this is the place to go. Clean and cool as you walk around and it is a nice walk up the trails to the upper portion.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Good spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We've been here a few times. It's always a neat trip. Close to Sandbridge and close to the oceanfront area as well.

Visited August 2011
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“Amazingly Fascinating Aquarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Good for all ages and one of the most nicely done in Tidewater and perhaps the whole state. Expensive. I enjoy it every time and combine the sites and sounds with a walk through the elevated wetlands path provided by the Aquarium and sometimes a kayak trip from the nearby landing. There is food and adventure a plenty here for tourist or native. It is so popular that you can hardly find a place to park. If you like it, there is also the Nauticus "museum" in nearby Norfolk which includes a Battleship that you can walk on and many working exhibits of man's interaction with the ocean.

Visited March 2011
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“dated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Exhibits are dated and should be improved. This would be a great place to spend a rainy day. However since the exhibits aren't updated very often it is quite possible that things haven't changed since your first visit. Definately worth the trip at least once.

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Pensacola, Florida
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“GREAT PLACE FOR A OFFICE PARTY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had our office holiday party here and it was a blast. We were able to walk around the aquarium and there were food stations strategically placed throughout. The thing I liked most was you always had a conversation piece when you had nothing to say because of the marine life all around you. Really nice event and I would recommend for a company or large office party.

Visited February 2011
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