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13230248_235587890153078_8161040321646689088_nHappy Wednesday! Who is ready for the weekend?  I know I am.  My family and I will be taking a mini road trip up to Washington, but…let’s talk about our last activity in Virginia Beach.  We decided to visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.  We went to this activity with some family friends.  They told us that the aquarium was a really cool place to visit.


The aquarium offers a play area for your little, animals, exhibits, boat trips, adventure park, and more.

The deets

hours:  9-5

Admission Prices

(ages 12+)
(ages 3-11)
(ages 62+)
AQUARIUM & MOVIE $28 $21 $26
Aquarium $22 $15 $20
Boat $20 $15 $20
Movie $8 $8 $8

You can purchase tickets and download a map here.

Meet A Live Animal

Marsh Pavilion 10-10:20 11:30-11:50 12-12:20 3:30-3:50
Conservation Station Check the Program Board upon arrival for times.

Family Selfie

We spent a majority of the time checking out all the fishes, reptiles, and a quail.

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They also had tons of photo opportunities for you and your guests.


Our oldest ruined the shot with the peace sign, lol

We spent a lot of time at the tide pool areas.  My “children”, pictured above, were trying really hard to touch one of the sting rays.

In a secondary building you will see sea otters and some other animals, but on the way there you get to see the outdoor marshes and the adventure park.

We didn’t really have time to do the adventure park, but it is on our list for next time.  The obstacle courses looked great for younger kids and adults.  From what I saw, they can start you out as a beginner or advanced for the climb.

Adventure Park General Admission Prices

3-Hour Tickets

Book your climb and reserve your start time online here.

Ages 12+: $55
Ages 7–11: $47
Ages 5 & 6: One free with paying adult [18+]

If you get a chance, definitely check out the Virginia Aquarium and the Adventure Park.  If you have been there already, I would love to hear about your experience!