There are different opinions on the Virginia Beach Aquarium, some people love it and some people hate it, but personally I really enjoyed it. Its affordable for my son and me to go to for the afternoon and its just the right size to be able to see everything but over a few hours. They have a lot of different species of animals, marine life, and plants. Every few months they have a different exhibit. When we went it was the Red Sea exhibit with Dragons, Crocs, snakes, sea horses, and some wildlife. It was pretty nice and different. My son LOOOOVVEEED the sea horse part. He has a little glow sea horse he's been carrying around for 2 years now that he has named Gort.
I am not going to go on about every single thing they had there but I will highlight on a few that we absolutely loved! We really loved the Sea Turtle exhibit. It was amazing and breath-taking. Its 70,000 gallons of water that houses 3 different types of turtles. Its amazing and I could sit at this exhibit all day and just stare. Another one we loved was the Stingray tank. My son loved it especially because he could play in the water and pet and feed the rays. The Sea Otters were pretty neat too. They are very playful and silly. And at the end, the Seals. The seals were awesome! They loved my son. They kept following him as he ran along their glass tank. It kept him entertained for half an hour before I had to drag him away kicking and screaming.... he was crying too =p . If you want to check out their site you can at http://www.virginiaaquarium.com/Pages/default.aspx They have live webcam and maps of the facility