Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

From the rivers to the Chesapeake Bay and into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, this Journey of Water through Virginia introduces you to the many aquatic animals and plants that are native to the state. Observe loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, and green turtles in the Chesapeake Light Tower Aquarium. Watch in wonder as sharks, stingrays and other ocean dwellers navigate Norfolk Canyon Aquarium. Learn about Komodo dragons, rare tomistoma crocodiles and more.

Does a stingray really feel like wet bologna? What do a horseshoe crab's mouth and a toothbrush have in common? Find out for yourself at our touch pools. Examine skulls, shells, shark jaws, and other artifacts and try out some of our 300 interactive exhibits to learn more about marshes, the bay and the Atlantic Ocean.


  • Admission Fee:
    $24.95 -- ADULT (ages 12+) $19.95 -- CHILD (ages 3-11) $22.95 -- SENIOR(ages 62+) Discounts available on combo tickets, Members and Military Boat Trips -- see

Area: Resort Area

Address: 717 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 385-3474 (Information & Reservations)

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  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Accessible
  • Children Welcome
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