Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre1343 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-757383474
- Ticket Price: 22 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Aquarium, Family And Kids
Explore over 800000 gallons of arguably the best aquarium of USA! Not just a variety of fish species, the aquarium is also home to Loggerhead Turtles, Harbor Seals, Cownose Rays and Sand Tiger Sharks to name a few. The premises of the aquarium also has an Adventure park.
Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre Travel Tips
- Manual Wheelchairs available on first come first serve basis.
Entrance Ticket Details For Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre
- Child (ages 3-11) $15; Senior (age 62+) $20; $20 for Military personnel and immediate family.
How to Reach Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre
- Aquarium Museum Turnabout bus stop
- General Booth and VA aquarium bus stop
- Norfolk International airport
- Aquarium Cafe
- The Otter Snack bar
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94.26% of people who visit Virginia Beach include Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
72.73% of people start their Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre
93.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre
Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Centre Reviews & Ratings
Overall a very good aquarium. It was not busy when visiting in the shoulder season which made seeing the exhibits efficient and interesting since you could see. Parking was also easy this way. There are a few hands on areas for children which is good. Overall a good variety of live species exhibits and static educational exhibits, some dated however. 4.5 stars overall.
Had a wonderful visit with my husband and toddler today. The exhibits were fun and interactive. The staff were friendly and helpful. The parking was convenient. The restroom facilities were clean and easily accessible. We could have stayed for many more hours reading, learning, and exploring together. We arrived at 2:30pm; there was not a line and it was almost empty.
Nice aquarium. There are several unique exhibits, one of our favorites being the sea turtles. We also loved the touch-pool with the stingrays and horseshoe crabs. Very educational as well. We went ahead an purchased a membership, so we can go back all year!
So I'm a fan of aquariums, and I really enjoyed the arch they had where you can walk through the hallway and a variety of fish and small sharks would swim above you. That was pretty cool. While I was impressed with their turtle exhibit and their efforts to keep the ocean clean, their shark exhibit was lacking. There were only a few of them and they were quite small. I enjoyed that a lot of their exhibits focused on the creatures right in the Chesapeake Bay. Keeping it local. Overall I had a fun time, just wish the place had a little more to offer.
I always enjoy visiting new aquariums when I go on vacation so I had to check out the Virginia Aquarium. The parking lot is huge and very easy to find parking, the inside of the aquarium is clean and very easy to follow from exhibit to exhibit. I only spent about 1-1.5 hours at the aquarium and I definitely could’ve spent more time here. They have a couple exhibits closed so they took $5 off admission price which was generous. Lots of interactive exhibits for kids and families. They have a pool where you can touch stingray, although this isn’t the first time I’ve seen a stingray pool, it is definitely the largest so more people can experience it rather than having to wait for a spot to open up or being squished in between people. The gift shop has items for everyone, it took me a while to choose something.