Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, provides an in-depth look at both the salt and fresh water habitats of the area.
For today’s Friday Feature Photo tour though, I’d like to take you outside the main building for the Nature Trail Hike to Marsh Pavilion. It’s home to marsh creatures as well as the Research and Conservation branch of the aquarium.
Don’t worry if hiking isn’t your thing as you can also drive around to this additional part of the center.
However, we loved the Nature Trail hike, and recommend you set aside some time to take it if you can when you visit the aquarium. The trail takes you on a boardwalk along Owls Creek, the only Virginia Beach marsh connected directly with the Atlantic Ocean. With the highest salinity of any marsh in Virginia, it’s a special habitat friendly to a number of different wildlife species.
Come along on our walk!
Visit Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
The Center is situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at 717 General Booth Blvd. It’s easy to find and has lots of parking adjacent to the main building.
For full information on visiting, see the website at: http://www.virginiaaquarium.com/
Our thanks to the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for hosting our visit to Virginia Beach.