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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

  • 717 General Booth Blvd. Map It
  • Virginia Beach

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The sea is the subject at the popular Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, a massive facility with more than 200 exhibits. This is no place for passive museumgoers; many exhibits require participation. You can use computers to predict the weather and solve the pollution crisis, watch the birds in the salt marsh through telescopes on a deck, handle horseshoe crabs, take a simulated journey to the bottom of the sea in a submarine, and study fish up close in tanks

that re-create underwater environments. The museum is almost 2 mi inland from Rudee Inlet at the southern end of Virginia Beach. The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has a nature trail—well worth it, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Sight Information


717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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757-425–3474; 757-485–3474

Sight Details:

  • Aquarium $17; combination ticket for aquarium and IMAX $23
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 9–6; Labor Day–Memorial Day, daily 9–5


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