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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
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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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Great Aquarium

I use to work at an aquarium in Kentucky. This aquarium was interesting and a fun place to visit. I loved the sea turtles and sharks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jessica K
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Vineland, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an awesome time with friends walking around the Aquarium with all the things to look at and enjoy the time.

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Thank Keith S
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I use to work at an aquarium in Kentucky. This aquarium was interesting and a fun place to visit. I loved the sea turtles and sharks.

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Thank Jessica K
Seminole, Florida
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had hoped for a little more variety, but were glad there was plenty of activities to keep little ones busy for a few hours. Some activities were unrelated to the sea or shore, like logging, kitchen and pretend store. They could use more interactive presentations and enhance the educational aspects with a few more people like possibly local marine... More 

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Thank MandM B
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great stop to break up the beach time. Lots to see and do. Modern facility with inside and outside activity.

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Thank Paris0813
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this aquarium! Very reasonable cost for tickets or annual membership. Their adventure Park is crazy good.

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Thank Sarahleigh1969
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did the sea lion experience and it was great- got in the tank with the sea lions, got to see them "backstage" and see the food prep areas for the animals!

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Thank Brenda I
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are members. It's a great value. Our child has a great time looks at animals and plays with exhibits. Want to do something when it's raining. Memberships pays for its self after two visits. Can't beat it.

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Thank Ryan C
Frankford, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love sea turtles! They are my favorite and I was soooo happy to finally get to see some in person! It was a great experience. We walked through the Aquarium a good 3 hours and it was time very well spent.

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Thank Chelsea S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is well worth the visit. It is not as good as the Atlanta Aquarium but well worth the visit. There are a lot of hands on exhibits and a lot of educational sections. It is well done and lots to do with kids both on a sunny day and a rainy day.

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Thank JDA60
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to visit to kill a few hours. Exhibits work for all ages lots of exhibits closed due to repair. No real wow factor but good teaching environment. Shame about high add one move 8$ 45 mins.

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Thank Richard K

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