Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

While my family and I were in Virginia Beach we visited the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.  The Virginia Aquarium is a must see attraction while in Virginia Beach.  The aquarium is just the right size for families.  

Hands on Activities

My family and I really liked the all the hands on activities the aquarium had available.  Staff was on hand to answer questions and give mini lessons.  Kids will feel comfortable asking questions because everything is at their level in small group presentations.

Favorite Exhibits

Harbor Seals

When we first arrived at the aquarium we fell in love with the harbor seals located outside the entrance. Visitors can observe the seals when they are swimming and you can also watch feeding and behavioral training sessions each day.

Cownose Rays

The Aquarium’s stingray habitat is one of the most popular exhibits at the aquarium.   Visitors flock to the touch pool for a chance to touch the stingray's. My kids thought they were like little puppies that kept coming back  for more attention.

Komodo Dragons

This is an exhibit that we could have spent all day at.  It was so cool to see how the Komodo dragon moved and how they interacted with the visitors.  The dragon would get real close to the glass and watch the visitors.

Important Info
The aquarium is located in two building, they have a nice nature trail to walk between the buildings but if the weather is bad or a little to cold you can drive between the two buildings,  The aquarium also has an IMAX theater, this is an additional cost.

They also have a cafe and a snack stand in the aquarium in case you need to grab a bite to eat.

For more information:

Location:   717 General Booth Blvd.Virginia Beach, VA. 23451

This event is appropriate for:   the whole family

Note: Thanks to the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for arranging for our review of the Virginia Beach Area and for helping with our travel expenses. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.