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“Good diversion since the weather was cold”

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We liked the Aquarium, but have been to others that are more spectacular. It was a fine diversion since it was cold outside and we couldn't go to the beach. We loved the Imax Arctic movie.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Had a blast. Two huge buildings with huge wooded walking path connecting them. Lots of marsh area. Day cruise offerings. Sting ray touch tanks!

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

It was a rainy for one of our days and we decided to take in the sites of the Aquarium. This place was fantastic. My husband, Father-in-law and I had a great time and yes we did not have any small children but we had a blast

Thank Teresa P
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

My Grandkids are older, but when they were still young I was so grateful to have a place to take them that kept them engaged. My Husband and I both enjoyed the place. Last July we had a couple visiting with two boys 6 and 8 yrs old ad we took them to the Aquarium. they loved it.

Thank billandmeche
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Awe inspiring, beautiful, breath-taking, and very educational experience. A true testament of the beauty, complexity, diversity, intelligence and variety of marine life! A calming and therapeutic experience in an wonderfully designed, aesthetic setting. The facility is well kept, with many interactive displays and activities. There is also a marsh facility. Also, unbelievably there are two komodo dragons on display with opportunities to assist their preservation! The facility also displays numerous models representing key concepts and facts in geology, zoology and geography: excellent tools for educating children and adults. Their entire theme underscores the importance of environmental preservation. Environmental activists, children, adults, families and couples would all love this facility. It was very therapeutic! The price was not low but was totally worth it! They offer photo packages that are of great quality and expensive but kind of worth it as there is a small contribution to environment preservation.

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