The Virginia Aquarium is located at 717 General Booth Blvd in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
This facility is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This aquarium offers free parking and also has a shuttle service that runs directly to it.
There are many animals including seals, sharks, turtles, rays, and more as well as several themed exhibits and a 3-D show that offers short and full length viewing.
Venture into the swamp for an up close look at Asian turtles and a Tomistoma crocodile.
See live coral as you visit the 8,000 gallon tanks and watch rays “fly” above you as well as view the many fish at the “Red Sea” exhibit.
At the “Indonesian Volcanic Island” area you will have the chance to see the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon.
See loggerhead turtles, grouper and more at their 70,000 gallon and also view birds in the aviary area. Ducks, owls, egrets and more abound here as well as blue crabs.
If you want to see some sharks, head on over to the “Norfolk Canyon Aquarium” where you can view sand tigers, sandbars, and nurse sharks.
Of course, if you have children than you will want to visit the touch tank where you can really get a hands o feel of hermit crabs, sea stars, and horseshoe crabs as well as a few other small ocean animals.
While they do have lots of exhibits and animals to see, they also have a few places to grab a snack or two.
The café has sandwiches, salads and drinks and they have a snack area with movie theater fair such as popcorn, candy, and drinks as well.
They also have 2 gift shops and friendly staff to help you pick out that perfect souvenir or treasure to take home with you.
Admission to the aquarium is as follows: adults and children over the age of 12 are $17; children ages 3 through 11 are $12; seniors ages 62 years and older are $16, and kids 2 and under are admitted for free.
If you want to see the 3-D shows at the IMAX theater than you will need to either purchase a separate ticket or buy a combination ticket. Buying a combo ticket before you enter for the price of the aquarium and the movie seems to be the best deal as you can save a few bucks.
This seems like a great family fun place to visit if you live in the Virginia Beach area or are visiting on vacation.