Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights



Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA | Map It
  • Phone: 757/485–3474
  • Cost: Aquarium $17; combination ticket for aquarium and IMAX $23
  • Hours: Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 9–6; Labor Day–Memorial Day, daily 9–5
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  • Location: Virginia Beach

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