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Virginia Marine Science Museum

Category: Monuments + Museums + Science

717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Map of Virginia Marine Science Museum and recommended places nearby
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Virginia Marine Science Museum - Reviews from across the web

No title - user review
My husband and I really liked the interactive nature of this aquarium. We especially loved the ray tank! It was not overrun with kids like so many aquariums are, so that was a real pos...

Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
A very well presented aquatic museum with lots of different water life exhibits. The exhibit of horseshoe crabs and starfish is very educational as well as exciting for the children to be able to touch these creatures. This exhibit is manned by museum employees or volunteers who oversea the experien...

Virginia Marine Science Museum | Museum/Attraction Review | Virginia Beach | Frommers.com - expert review
This entertaining, educational facility focusing on Virginias marine environment is a wonderful place to take the kids, especially on a rainy day. Its 45 acres are beside Owls Creek salt marsh, a wildlife habitat in its own right. You c...

had a blast - user review
We had a great time at the aquarium. My kids loved the touch tanks and the hands on activities. The staff was very helpful in answering questions. The otters were so cute we could have spe...

Dissappointed - user review
The Aquarium at Virginia Beach was not at all what we were expecting. We went on a rainy day, since we couldn't go to the beach that day. The price for a family of four with the Imax inc...

It was nice place to visit - user review
It really wasnt what we expected it to be, we were looking for more live animals and different kinds of fish, they do have some but they also have a lot more exhib...

now, VA Aquarium, but still excellent - user review
My husband and I originally visited this museum in 1989 or 1991 and returned with our kids on 7/10/06. It's still great! My three kids each enjoyed this museum for various reasons. ...

Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
The Marine Science museum is an easy drive from Virginia Beach, but you could also take a trolley. You would have to change trolleys, but the trolley operators are very helpful. The main focus of the museum is to educate the public about Virginia's marine environment. There are more than 800,000 gal...

Wonderful... - user review
The day we went it was pretty busy with school field trips. But we still had a wonderful time. After paying and we headed toward the walk through woodsy pond,...

old and more models than live fish - user review
this was the worst aquarium i have ever visited..... noting but plastic models and almost everything there was unconstruction even during, i am sure the most visited Fourth for...

Make friends with the rays - user review
We pet stingrays! They almost look like little dogs poking their heads out of the water. We saw them just before they were fed. I will never forget this...priceless experience...

Okay - user review
Really not that great. My husband and I went and didnt really enjoy ourselves. It was below average. Im sure kids would enjoy it more; although, we found it no...

Kids Love It - user review
Very neat museum. It is neat to visit if you are in the Virginia Beach area. Worth spending a day at? Yes! It is a neat place to see. If I remember right, there was even a IMAX kind...

Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
We parked in the south lot and went in through The Owls Creek Marsh Pavilion. Parking was easy. There were 5 or 6 display areas in this building and the building connected to the aviary. There were some 25 varieties of birds in the aviary. A 1/3 mile nature trail connects this building with the main...

Aquarium? Uh... - user review
Horrible aquarium. Very few exhibits, and the museum is under renovation, yet you still have to pay full price to see very little stuff. The displays were dirty, smelly, and unprofe...

Not alot to see - user review
Very few exhibits. They were under construction during my visit. All employees were very nice. We especially enjoyed petting the sting ...

Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
Why do I have to go to this stupid museum???Our twelve-year-old son is in full-blown pout, having been rousted from the hotel earlier than he?d wanted. ?You?ll like it,??I assure him. ?It?s full of stuff you?re interested in.??p> He rolls his eyes theatrically, veteran of a hundred-and-one mus...

Virginia Beach - expert review
If you are on vacation with the idea of just lolling around on a delightful stretch of sand under a colorful umbrella, soaking up the sunshine and indulging in one of the famous, local Blizzard ice cream cones, then Virginia Beach is for you. If you are a birdwatcher, camper, nature lover, history b...

Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
The Virginia Marine Science Museum is a really fun place to visit, and therefore really popular. The first time we visited the museum, it was Christmas break and there were not so many visitors, which was good as the volunteers had spent a lot of time, one-on-one, explaining about the snakes, the fi...

The Virginia Marine Science Museum - user review
The Virginia Marine Science Museum is an all-day excursion. When you first walk up to the entrance, you know you will be in for a big treat because your kids will immediately run to see the harbor seals playing in a tank outside of the front doors. When you go inside you can get a ticket for just th...

No title - user review
Virginia Marine Science Museum is a nice play to learn and interact. They have alot of different spieces to see. The animals are so cute. The interactive learning part is the best for k...

loved it - user review
We wanted somewhere to take our 3yr. old daughter and this was the perfect place not only did she have a blast so did we. You got everything you paid for and they had really had nic...

Very Nice Place to Spend the Day - user review
A very family-friendly atmosphere and a good-price. It can get very crowded on the weekends, especially during the summer. Go early in the day, spend a few hours there, and then ...

disappointment - user review
My family had experienced some great aquariums such as the ones in Boston, Cincinnati, and Chatanooga so we were mighty disappointed by this one. There were so few fish. It seemed...

No title - user review
This place is not good if you are looking for a good aquarium and want to see varities for live fish and aquatic animals around you while you're there. We walked thru the entire museu...

Know What to Expect... - user review
This aquarium is just OK, in my opinion. Displays and lightling not the highest quality. When planning your visit, pay attention to the word MUSEUM in the title. We were disappointed...

Not for teenagers - user review
This is a great aquarium, the kids are able to pet sting rays and see all kinds of sea life up close. There is even an IMAX theater included with your admission. the downside? ...

worth a look definitely! - user review
My family of 4 visited and enjoyed it very much! The kids especially loved the ray tank where you can pet them. The shark tank was cool too. Since we don't have an aquarium at home, it was...

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