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Address: 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
Phone Number: +1 757-385-3474
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Did not realize there was as much activity offered for the whole family. Would go again, only knowing what to be prepared for. Had a great time, staff was helpful and polite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The aquarium was okay I guess. If you have little kids, I definitely recommend going there. If you don't, you won't miss much by not going. I was rather disappointed to see so few animals. Thankfully it wasn't at all expensive.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here to check out the new exhibits, we had not been in at least twenty years. It was a nice trip, which got us out of the heat of the day. The exhibits could have had a little more information, for instance why was there a Komodo dragon in a Virginia Aquarium and Marine science venue. It was not... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not realize there was as much activity offered for the whole family. Would go again, only knowing what to be prepared for. Had a great time, staff was helpful and polite.

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Holtsville, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprisingly rich collection of artifacts. A wonderful family outing. Exhibits for all ages. Something for everyone. Although we didn't partake, we walked through the Adventure Park and planned to try it next time.

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Jersey City, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to get a break from the heat. Good amount of activities to keep the younger ones interested, but not too big that they were overwhelmed. They really enjoyed the opportunity to pet a stingray, as well as the shark tank.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful aquarium with many large viewing areas and species. Several food choices for long visits. We loved the tunnel under the aquarium! It was like being underwater without the scuba gear. Also fun to pet the stingrays in the shallow pool!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice aquarium and conservation center! We went on the dolphin cruise and had a blast while seeing dozens of dolphins and some babies, COOL! The exhibits are fun and informative, while getting to see some rare sea life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids enjoyed the aquarium. It was pretty cool to see the komodo dragons! The rest of the aquarium was quite average.

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Thank Eunice J
Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have gone to the NJ Aquarium and Baltimore and they are much better than this. I felt like this place was more focused on the education of fish and didn't have a ton to look at. Unless it's raining and you really need to find something to do. I would skip this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time my family went to the aquarium and we had a great time. They have a good amount of sea life to view along with scenic view of the area you can see while walking around along with interactive things for my kids to do. My favorite part was the big shark tank where they have... More 

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