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Virginia Beach Museums

Besides outdoor activities, Virginia Beach offers amazing indoor opportunities to learn and be amazed. The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center features animals and opportunities to learn about sea life firsthand, including petting stingrays in an interactive tank. If animals are your thing, or your kids’ favorite, then you can also visit the Atlantic Waterfowl Heritage Museum and the acclaimed Virginia Living Museum on the Peninsula. For non-creature features, check out the Virginia Air and Space Museum, the Old Coast Guard Station Museum, Nauticus or the Tugboat Museum to recognize the area’s contributions to our nation’s industry. You can find many other museums to suit your taste, large and small, around the Virginia Beach area.

Have you ever wanted to know more about the natural heritage of Virginia? If you have The Virginia Living Museum is the place to go. You will learn about everything that surrounds you in Virginia.
Virginia Beach is surrounded by many active military bases. Fort Monroe is an Army base 40 minutes from Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is a short drive from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. It’s a perfect place to visit when the sun gets too much for you.
Rest and relaxation are not the only things you can find at the beach. How about some history?
2401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
The Naval Aviation Monument in Virginia Beach is inside the Naval Aviation Monument Park. This monument was officially dedicated in 2006, by the Hampton Roads Squadron of the Naval Aviation... more
2500 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Join the conversation amidst an ever-changing display of the significant art of our time. MOCA works with over 1,500 artists annually to feature artwork from a spectrum of influences.
2200 Parks Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
To see firsthand the power of the US Navy, a short day trip to Norfolk is worthwhile. You can tour the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), a World War II Iowa Class Battleship for free. A complete tour takes 45-... more
1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-1000
The Wallops Flight Facility is found near Virginia Beach, right around the eastern shore of the state. The facility is under the operation of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Nauticus is an attraction located in Norfolk, Virginia, just a short distance away from Virginia Beach. Found on One Waterside Drive, Nauticus is conveniently located and very fun to see in person.... more
When visiting Virginia Beach, you will find that it is hard to do all of the things that you want, no matter how much time you have.