One of the top ten most visited aquariums in the nation, the mission of the Aquarium is "To increase the public's knowledge and appreciation of Virginia's marine environment and inspire commitment to preserve its existence." How do they do it? They have:
- 800,000 gallons of aquariums
- Live animal habitats
- More than 300 hands-on exhibits
- 1/3-mile nature trail
- ½-acre aviary
- "Larger that life" movies on an IMAX movie screen
The Aquarium is open 0900 to 1900 daily; the cost to enter is $12 or $17 for the aquarium and the IMAX theatre.
As long as the sharks stay in the tank... perhaps we'd like to visit?