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Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-385-3474
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Every Day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Region: General Booth, Virginia Beach

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Come sea beyond the surface at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Experience our hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands.

Get up close and personal with Virginia Beach’s most beloved residents at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. From the sea turtles in the Light Tower exhibit to the sharks swimming in our Norfolk Canyon aquarium, you’ll be able to make your Virginia Beach visit come alive. With more than 10,000 animals representing over 300 species, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. See eye to eye with Komodo dragons, go below the water with endangered Malaysian crocodiles, and interact with playful harbor seals. Featuring hands-on exhibits, live animal habitats, and a beautiful one third of a mile nature trail, there are hundreds of ways to learn and play. Want to see more? Take a Virginia Aquarium boat trip and see dolphins, pelicans, and other native wildlife. Or help work a trawl net to collect fish and invertebrates during an Ocean Collections trip. In the winter months, Virginia Aquarium boat trips

The Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Cats & Dogs is an awesome opportunity to learn about the incredible animals that people have lived with for thousands of years. This exhibit offers a sensory and interactive journey by allowing you to put yourself in an animal's place. You will learn about their behavior and actions through the fun of games and simulations! This exhibit is included with your Aquarium admission.

Don’t miss the Virginia Aquarium Giant Screen Theater. Boasting one of the largest movie screens in Virginia, each seat has an incredible view of one of the educational and entertaining movies being shown. Visit VirginiaAquarium.com and start planning your visit today.

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Not that you needed another reason to get on our boat, but we’re still spotting all kinds of animals, including this visiting whale... ... See MoreSee Less

Not that you needed another reason to get on our boat, but we’re still spotting all kinds of animals, including this visiting whale...

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YES PLEASE!!! 😍🐋 Last time i had a close encounter with whales (1998 on a whale watching cruise from the New England Aquarium) was the same trip I decided marine conservation was my career path... 20 years later I’ve held true to that decision with sea turtles. ❤️

Beth Higgs

Ed Cromwell

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Derek Abendschein 😩😩😩 you’re so lucky! I wish we were there

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Saturday May 18th, 2019

What kind of snake is this? ... See MoreSee Less

What kind of snake is this?

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Can you take a closer picture?

Whatever it is, keep it there!!

😩I’m so over snakes this year already I had one in my garage a few weeks ago. We got it out and it went right up into the under carriage of my car. This atleast doesn’t look like a copperhead but I’m no snake expert!

According to our team, it is a harmless northern water snake. 🙂

Saturday May 18th, 2019

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A HUGE shout out to our winners from last night's Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank:

Voted Most Tasty by our Guests: Kamakazi Street Tacos by Tautog's Restaurant!

Voted Most Sustainable by our Guests: Low Country Fried Garlic Crabs on Cornbread Spoon by Sodexo USA at the Virginia Aquarium!

And a special shout out to Most Sustainable Runner Up: Big Island Aquaculture for their Oysters!
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A HUGE shout out to our winners from last nights Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank:  Voted Most Tasty by our Guests: Kamakazi Street Tacos by Tautogs Restaurant!  Voted Most Sustainable by our Guests: Low Country Fried Garlic Crabs on Cornbread Spoon by Sodexo USA at the Virginia Aquarium!  And a special shout out to Most Sustainable Runner Up: Big Island Aquaculture for their Oysters!

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Great night great turn out everyone said food was unbelievable from each vendor

What a great event! Fantastic food at the best venue in VA Beach

Way to go Kelli, Jason, and team! #SodexoSustainability

I agree!

This was my exact vote!! Claire Verdillo Casey Lynn Mandy Stanley

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Thursday May 16th, 2019

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Hello 🙋🏻‍♀️

Thursday May 16th, 2019

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That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

A HUGE shout out to two of our team members: Michelle and Shawn! Michelle was recently named to the City of Virginia Beach Employee Hall of Fame and Shawn was named the City of Virginia Beach Volunteer Resource Manager of the Year! Congratulations!!! ... See MoreSee Less

A HUGE shout out to two of our team members: Michelle and Shawn! Michelle was recently named to the City of Virginia Beach Employee Hall of Fame and Shawn was named the City of Virginia Beach Volunteer Resource Manager of the Year! Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations Michelle and Shawn!

Awesome and congratulations!!!

Congrats Shawn !!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Congratulations Michelle and Shawn.

Way to go

Two awesome ladies!!

Congrats Shawn and Michelle.

Congratulations

Congratulations!

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In exactly 24 hours, we will be opening the doors for you to enjoy sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood. Get your tickets to the the Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank before prices go up! ... See MoreSee Less

In exactly 24 hours, we will be opening the doors for you to enjoy sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood. Get your tickets to the the Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank before prices go up!

Tickets for Thursday's Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank are still on sale, and prices go up on Thursday! Get yours now and save! Link in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets for Thursdays Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank are still on sale, and prices go up on Thursday! Get yours now and save! Link in the comments.
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Not that you needed another reason to get on our boat, but we’re still spotting all kinds of animals, including this visiting whale...
In exactly 24 hours, we will be opening the doors for you to enjoy sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood. Get your tickets to the the Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank before prices go up!
Tickets for Thursday's Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank are still on sale, and prices go up on Thursday! Get yours now and save! Link in the comments.
Sensible Seafood Fest isn't just about seafood! Carolina Cupcakery will be making another delicious appearance!  Tickets for this year's Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank are still available.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Give Mom a break and visit us- we’re open from 9am to 5pm today!
You never know what we’ll see on our Dolphin boat trips! Hellllooooo loggerhead!
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