When you visit Virginia, don’t fail to visit Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, formerly known as Virginia Marine Science Museum. It is an aquarium and museum in one, housing more than 12,000 animals constituting over 700 species. Witness the magnificent display of the different aquatic animals collected from all over the world at the Virginia Aquarium. For a cheaper admission to the aquarium, don’t fail to present your Virginia Aquarium Coupons when you buy tickets.
Exhibits at the aquarium are displayed in two main buildings: the Bay and Ocean Pavilion and the Marsh Pavilion; both are connected by an outdoor natural trail. Bay and Ocean Pavilion centers on the journey of the water from Virginia rivers, passing through the Chesapeake Bay and out into the ocean. Exhibits in this building include the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium which has a touch pool for crabs, sea stars and whelk. There is also a replica of the underwater environment off the coast of Virginia displayed in the Chesapeake Light Tower Aquarium. Another wonderful exhibit in this building is the Restless Planet which has four displays: Malaysian Peat Swamp, Coastal Desert and Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and the Indonesian Volcanic Island.
Other exhibits can be found at the Marsh Pavilion which features marine animals like otters, seahorses and animals found in the marsh. There is also an aviary found in the Marsh Pavilion, with over 70 birds from 30 different species.
There are so many things you can see in your one-day visit at the aquarium. Be amazed by the colors, beauty and uniqueness of each of the marine animals. It is a joy to discover such wonderful creatures.
For a visit to the aquarium that is easy on the budget, make use of the Virginia Aquarium Discount Tickets which can easily be found from many sources:
Group Tickets and School Visits: Groups of 15 or more people can visit the aquarium at a discounted price. Just make a reservation at least 24 hours before your visit.
Social Networking Sites: Stay connected with the aquarium in the social networking sites. Follow vaaquarium in Twitter and virginia aquarium in Facebook to receive special offers and deals from them including Discount Virginia Aquarium Tickets.
E-mail List: When you join the email list, you will receive news and promos about the aquarium in your email.
Aquarium Membership: One year free entry to the aquarium plus other benefits when you purchase annual membership.
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Entertainment Coupon Book: When you purchase this coupon book, you will have an opportunity to buy one and get one free admission coupon for the Virginia Aquarium.
Official Web Site: The official Web site of the aquarium (www.virginiaaquarium.com) can also be a good source of deals and AAA discount tickets. Visit this site before buying your ticket.
Military Discount: Military personnel can receive $1 off Aquarium admission with a valid military ID.
Hours of Operation
The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Aquarium and IMAXÂ® Theater are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Admission and Ticket Prices
- Adult: $21
- Child (ages 3-11): $15
- Senior (ages 62+): $20
- Children under age 3: FREE
Guests age 12 and older are considered adults.
Address and Contact Information
717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone # (757) 385-FISH (3474)