Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach

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#1 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Virginia
Aquarium · Science Museum
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The ultra-modern architecture of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center shelters more than 3 million liters (800,000 gal) of salt and freshwater exhibits. Almost every environment is represented, including the Sahara Desert and an aviary replete with at least 70 species of birds. In 2009, the attraction added the Restless Planet exhibit and four new types of environments: coastal Sahara desert, Malaysian peat swamp, Red Sea, and Indonesia's Flores Island. Make Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center a part of your Virginia Beach vacation plans using our Virginia Beach itinerary website.
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  • Excellent aquarium for all kids and adult. The exhibits are unique and fun with great learning experience 
    Excellent aquarium for all kids and adult. The exhibits are unique and fun with great learning experience  more »
  • More science center for kids than aquarium. Most of the larger, main attractions were shut down for repair or renovation....but you still have to pay full price. Bit of a rip-off and not very... 
    More science center for kids than aquarium. Most of the larger, main attractions were shut down for repair or renovation....but you still have to pay full price. Bit of a rip-off and not very...  more »
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  • We visited with my daughter's for Mother's Day and had such a fun time. The guide/skilled professional Max was so friendly and inviting. She was super knowledgeable answering questions my curious kids had. We were so happy to run into her again at another exhibit in another part of the museum because she really made our experience so much better. She was super excited to share all her knowledge. We had a great visit. It was my 1st time visiting and I loved it.
  • I love visiting this museum! It is always a great place to go, especially if you're in VA Beach or anywhere within about 100 miles. It's great for a day visit. It's a great learning adventure for children and adults. Plus, the animals that are there are ones that all kids want to look at and see. Especially if it's an animal (like a snake, or any water animal -both fresh or salt).

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