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Dragons at the Virginia Aquarium


I love Komodo Dragons and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center lets you get up close and personal. If you ever wanted to see the closest thing to a living dinosaur, this is the place to check them out. I buy a membership to the aquarium, because I never grow too bored at looking at all of the strange creatures that we share the planet with. Amazing tanks, including one of a tunnel allows you to watch some magnificent sea life swim overhead. The shark tank has interactive cameras in a "submarine" that allows kids to play like Jacques Costeau. Recessed bubbles in the side of the tank lets you imagine that you're diving in the ocean if you stick your head in at just the right angle. The aquarium is huge, with two pavilions and a nice outdoor marsh walk between them, where you can also visit an aviary. And of course, there's the famous touch tanks where you can shake hands with stingrays and horseshoe crabs.


717 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
United States
36° 49' 14.412" N, 75° 58' 58.2528" W
Cost Description: 
$21 for adults, $15 for ages 3 to 11, $20 for ages 62 and over. Tickets for the IMAX movie can be purchased separately or as part of a combo. Children under 3 are admitted free.
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Nancy Berry's picture

Love the serene aquariums here. It can get a little pricey if you have a big family though. Plan in advance.

suziep's picture

The tunnel tank is the closest thing to scuba diving you can get, without actually getting wet or certified.