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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 USA

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Opens Sat 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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“Explore over 800,000 gallons of fun!”

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus you won't want to miss our 3D IMAX® Theater. Of course with a screen six stories tall and eight stories wide, it'd be impossible to miss!

Bay and Ocean Pavilion: From the rivers to the Chesapeake Bay and finally, into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, this Journey of Water through Virginia introduces you to the many aquatic animals and plants that are native to the state. See the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay fishes and meet a horseshoe crab at the Chesapeake Bay touch pool. Observe Loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, and Green turtles in the Chesapeake Light Tower Aquarium. Watch in wonder as sharks, stingrays and other ocean dwellers navigate Norfolk Canyon Aquarium. Learn about the science of oceanography through engaging, hands-on exhibits. Restless Planet, opened in 2009, features 6,000 new animals including Komodo dragons, rare Tomistoma crocodiles and more. Four immersive habitats, new hands-on exhibits, and 110,000 gallons of new aquariums show forces that shaped Virginia to become the landscape it is today.

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Reviewed by
budmengle

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
September 7, 2014

Good time at both the aquarium and science center. The adventure climbing area looks like alot of fun. Definetly recommend

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Reviewed by
TamsynSimon

  • 11 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

Fun for the whole family! Worth the admission. Reasonably priced group photos and gift shop.

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Reviewed by
stephiealisa

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 21, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great price and so much to check out/do! We did the aquarium's dolphin watch boat trip and got some phenomenal photos!

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Reviewed by
carriel1125

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
December 7, 2015
Rated 5.0

We couldn't get enough of this aquarium. The exhibits were very special and interactive and there was plenty to keep the kids interested. The neighboring nature center (a decent hike to the building from the aquarium) was another awesome location for the family and the kids were able to feed the birds in the aviary. A really excellent place for families to learn and spend quality time together while having a wonderful time.

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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia
23451 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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