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Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
+1 856-365-3300
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: There are always more NEW things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium, where families can explore...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: There are always more NEW things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium, where families can explore, discover and play 365 days a year! Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and unforgettable moments of magic with biologists. Guests can also get hands-on at seven different touch exhibits; experience massive hippos nose-to-nose; and witness the most impressive shark collection on the East Coast, including the ONLY Great Hammerhead sharks exhibited in the country! Accredited by the American Zoological and Aquarium Association, Adventure Aquarium admission is $25.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 2-12. 2014 HOLIDAY HOURS: Christmas Eve (December 24) open 10 am - 3 pm; Christmas Day (December 25) open 11 am - 3 pm; New Year's Eve (December 31) open 10 am - 3 pm.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Clementon, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Easy access and parking. Great employees. Food ok. Clean and cared for. Hippos, penguins, sharks and even a petting area. The large tank viewing area is great. Expensive, yes. But I'm sure the cost to run something like this is astronomical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Took our 5 yr. old grandaughter their and she was mesmerized by everything !! Getting to touch the stingrays and sharks ( little ) and seeing the hippos up close. of course getting her face painted as a mermaid made her day ......mine too !! This is a first class exhibit !!! The childrens garden is also very nice !!

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This aquarium is a lot of fun. They have a section where you can pet a shark, or some stingrays or a lobster, or some underwater sea life. There is a giant tank, the size of an auditorium where you can see a large variety of sharks, fish and sea life. There are areas throughout the aquarium where you have... More 

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so cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The aquarium has so many hands on activities for kids. There are sharks, stingrays and starfish to touch. There are many fish displays. There are penguins outside and they have animal encounters around. The day we were there they had a kookaburra and a hedgehog out with keepers discussing them.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place was nice, it was pretty big. For me it had a lot, a lot of kids!! Toooo much kids. It was okay, but had a lot to learn and it was well designed and colorful. I enjoy the each floors and how it was organized. Overall, I would come here again only on a day were its off... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The aquarium does a great job bringing a new exhibit/activity and making it new and exciting every time we go. We are annual pass holders and will continue to be if they keep reinventing like they have. After two visits, by the 3rd time the pass paid for itself. Being so close to home, we love. The kids love it.... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great place to take the kids. Not located in the crappy part of Camden. Plenty of interactive stuff for the kids. Petting stingrays, fish, sea urchins, etc. Beautiful displays. The only complaint I have is that some of the placques explaining which fis is which were missing and the ones that did exist could have been more informative. The placques... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of the least informative/educational aquariums have I visited. It does have touch tanks for small sharks and rays, and the Hippopotamus exhibit was neat to be able to be that close to these fascinating, and large animals. However, the rest of the aquarium was filled with "cartoon gimmicks" and little substance for my kids that like to learn about... More 

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Nazareth, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a great spot for kids, and I would suggest a weekday. Weekends are a nightmare with the lines and amount of people/kids/fieldtrips visiting. The cafe is a joke at this aquarium and tastes on par with hospital food. I would think it should be more kids friendly, not slapping food on a tray and NEXT IN LINE! The... More 

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Eagleville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Took my grandson to Adventure Aquarium. We were there for 4 hours. Enjoyed looking at the fish, alligators, jelly fish, lobsters, sea turtles and the newest attraction, the 2 hippos. Took lots of pictures. Had a fake shark can crawl in from the back to have your picture taken. Believe it or not, I actually crawled in myself. Felt good... More 

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