• Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center - Virginia Beach, Virginia

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      As its lengthy moniker suggests, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center delivers much more than your average aquarium. It's home to over 10,000 specimens representing over 300 species. It's an educational outing for kids, of course, but there are also special events and activities especially for adults, including an overnight with dinner and drinks. The center also offers boat trips so you can view marine life in its natural habitat, as well as a Craft Brews Cruise, and even a Mermaid Safari. And there's an Adventure Park with an aerial obstacle course and zip lines. A fun place to immerse yourself in, no matter what your age.

      If you go:
      Open daily 9 to 5. Plenty of free parking.


      717 General Booth Boulevard
      Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Virginia Aquarium
      +1 (757) 385-3474