We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: +1 856-365-3300
Improve this listing
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover Life...Underwater! Adventure Aquarium is just a few minutes...

Discover Life...Underwater! Adventure Aquarium is just a few minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. Adventure Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only Great Hammerhead Shark as well as Silky Sharks on exhibit in the United States, and the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos. Come face-to-face with penguins, turtles, stingrays, and so much more! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission. Open 365 days a year, $25.95 for adults, $18.95 for children (2-12).

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Philadelphia Duck Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 765 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 251
  • 332
    Very good
  • 117
  • 41
  • 24
weekend trip

my son really enjoyed this and we would definately go back again, it is worth it. he didn't want to leave.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

765 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cayuga, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were easily able to spend three hours looking at the exhibits- and that didn't include the theater, which we didn't get to see due to time constraints. The hippo is cool to see up close. I especially loved the tunnel you can walk through with sharks swimming overhead. Since we were keeping pace with a 3 year old, we... More 

Thank SalvoJ_CNY
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my son really enjoyed this and we would definately go back again, it is worth it. he didn't want to leave.

Thank jmandichak
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was really a special day. We took the kids and my mom for her birthday. It was a joy for everyone that went and ages ranged 8-55. The facility is beautiful and very clean. The food was overpriced but that's always the story at these places. The views of Philadelphia over the river were breathtaking. You could walk around... More 

Thank Lauren C
New York City
Level Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Young and old will love this aquarium. I haven't been back here in 10 years and it's even better than I remembered. There was enough here for us to keep busy for hours. The sharks were terrifying and the hippos were so cute. It's amazing that they were able to pack so much into this place. The food area was... More 

Thank Jigglypuff3
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there last week while I was in Philadelphia for business trip and I like the place specially Shark Tunnel.

Thank Tamer I
Camden, New Jersey
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

who doesn't like aquariums!!! very nice spot to go on a date, or with the family, if weather allows leave time to walk around the waterfront

Thank Linkin0121
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food court, great shows, variety of animals, very nice place to take pictures, and go on a family trip, I went with my mom and aunt and we had a great time.

Thank Miah C
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought our tickets on Groupon, if will pay the full price we would be more disappointed. It was VERY CROWDED and extremely disorganized. There was an outrageous line to see marmalade which obstructed a lot of exhibitions. The variety of sea creatures was not impressive. I would not recommend this aquarium to anyone.

1 Thank Larisa G
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so happy my friends and I stopped here! The adventure aquarium is truly a great experience! From the beautiful fish to the friendly staff. I have never gotten to pet a shark before and that was an AMAZING experience. It was clean and the animals looked well taken care of as well! It is expensive and I do... More 

Thank Hannah H
Franklinville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to the Baltimore Harbor Aquarium, but have never been to the local aquarium. We saw an advertisement for the Penguins and ventured out. I wanted to take my sister, who recently broke her leg, who travels in a wheelchair, hoping the handicapped accesses were worth it. Not only was the whole aquarium handicapped accessible, but this local... More 

1 Thank Pam M

Travelers who viewed Adventure Aquarium also viewed


Been to Adventure Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Adventure Aquarium and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
1 month ago
3 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Adventure Aquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?