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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Stroller friend as heck!

We bring the kids there every time we’re in va beach, it’s great as a hot day or cold day activity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher L
via mobile

many dolphin statues, no dolphin on site. the only seal was in the entrance of the aquarium. the 3D... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anesthesia G
via mobile
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (148 reviews)
“nature trail” (137 reviews)
“marine life” (106 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bring the kids there every time we’re in va beach, it’s great as a hot day or cold day activity and the stroller has plenty of room. Military discounts too. Great exhibits and the kids love it.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

many dolphin statues, no dolphin on site. the only seal was in the entrance of the aquarium. the 3D videos were not working. aside that, staff were friendly, a good variety of fish from the virginia area, but restricted to somewhat more common species. cool...More

Thank Anesthesia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a trip down to Virginia Beach for the holiday weekend and it was on our 4 year old granddaughters list to see the turtles at the aquarium. Although the layout is a little confusing, wasnt sure if we missed anything by taking a...More

Thank Her09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought there may be more since it is right across st. from ocean and I have been to various aquariums I was a little disappointed. their changing exhibit was interactive and fun after that its pretty much all fish! sharks, turtles, river otters were fun!...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent the aquarium and enjoy it every time. Volunteers and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoy the changing exhibit and the walk between the two buildings. Being a member is totally worth it and the touch tank is great. Seeing the baby...More

Thank Danielle1636
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went with my daughter and grandchildren 2 & 6. stroller friendly- many interactive exhibits. this was the 2nd time we visited. it was very busy and noisy.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oceanfront right on the boardwalk! Location, location, Fantastic location for families. We were on the 14th floor. Each condo is privately owned. Able to watch everything happening on the beach over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. All new kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2...More

Thank Greg E W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a TOTAL mistake booking their whale watching tour. I know we should have known better when the first place we booked cancelled the day's tour bc of the windy weather. But the Virginia Aquarium was going ahead with their tour despite the very windy...More

Thank sufs520
2blackdog4, Marketing Director at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your concerns. Being sea sick is never a fun experience, and I can understand your disappointment and frustration. We were also unhappy with your experiences on the trip. I want to assure you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't get to see everything we wanted so we will be going back. We loved everything here. We also did the whale watching trip and it was worth every penny! The staff on the ship was amazing and we happened to see whales on...More

1  Thank gap03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful facility, up close encounters with animals, friendly staff. Visit alone or in a group for a experience.

Thank ACE9697
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Dee M
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Response from Ryda086 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday... it was crowded... but I would agree, staff handle it well. I think there were a couple buses there from camps and what not. I would bet that Sundays are less crowded.
Mauricio T
9 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't know they had lockers either but we didn't need them.