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Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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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I love it!!!

We have a wonderful time,it was amazing to see all the sea animals ,specially the turtle,I strongly recommend to visit the aquarium.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
marilynwong75
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a wonderful time,it was amazing to see all the sea animals ,specially the turtle,I strongly recommend to visit the aquarium.

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1 Thank marilynwong75
Frederick, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful aquarium! We had so much fun the first time, that we converted our tickets to memberships and were able to come back with other family members 3 times within the next year. It is very clean, has a great assortment of animals, and varied activities for all ages. It is broken into two locations, with a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love this aquarium for the price and visit almost every year! There is also zip lines in between the two buildings which is very fun!

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1 Thank Alyssa A
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This wonderful aquarium and marine science center is a must for vacationers looking for a break from the heat. Located minutes from the boardwalk, it is an easy drive from the hotels near the oceanfront with plenty of parking. The exhibits are housed in two buildings which are connected by a nature trail and adventure park. The aquarium is home... More 

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dolphin watch cruise.Bought the tickets ahead on line for the dolphin cruise.Arrived for the 10 am run.It's about an hour well worth it.Everyone is helpful The volunteers especially,very informative.They took us right up the ocean side of the beach,saw many dolphins.Well worth the price and more.Hats off the the staff of this aquarium,we throughly enjoyed it

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Sherman, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

so much stuff to do. you can pet the sting rays and learn about marine life as you tour. the employees bring out animals to see & pet and learn about them. their is snacks & drinks and also boat tours to see dolphins. I had a lot of fun. its about $22 each .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Virginia Aquarium is a terrific place to take your kids, grandkids or even yourself. Plan on spending at least several hours there exploring, more if you are adventurous and want to do Adventure Park (an AWESOME zip line ropes course). The only thing that would make the experience even better would be to have more touch exhibits. They have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for a rainy day at Virginia Beach or, for us, a too hot day. They have a little walk around back outside if the weather is ok is a nice change of scenery midway through the place. Sometimes aquariums are lacking in bang for the buck, which I'd say this one was decent for. We did do one of... More 

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We should have saved our Aquarium visit for a day when we had more time because we would have enjoyed it more. We are from Texas and have visited a few aquariums in the south and this is the best aquarium we've visited so far. We showed up at 4 without realizing that the whole thing closed at 5 so... More 

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1 Thank dnc19
Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium and Science Center is educational for all ages. The aquariums are first class. My grandsons really enjoyed the Virginia Adventure Park in the facility. It is a confidence type course that is suitable for all skill levels. My guy's had a great time.

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