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Address: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: +1 856-365-3300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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).

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A Neat Little Aquarium

This was a very cool aquarium and was very hands-on for kids. My son is 2.5 years old and he loved it. My favorite exhibit was the hippos - it's so neat to see them swim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

I don't understand why the ADULT price is over $25 per person. That was ridiculous! It's a nice aquarium but I think kids get more enjoyment out of it so the adult price shouldn't be that high. PLUS PARKING IS ANOTHER $10 to park 2 blocks away in the aquarium parking lot because the closer lots were full....even though we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very cool aquarium and was very hands-on for kids. My son is 2.5 years old and he loved it. My favorite exhibit was the hippos - it's so neat to see them swim underwater. Too bad we missed the feeding. My son loved the touch pools and tanks - he touched sharks, sting rays, star fish, urchins,... More 

Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I'm not sure if this would have been a place I'd stop at if it wasn't included in the CityPass voucher, but I'm glad it was. I've been to other aquariums and this one stacks up and holds its own. It's not huge, but offers a lot. Great for kids and adults. There are lots of kids here. They have... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Nice aquarium. could have done without the construction. But all in all, nice aquarium. Would be a good place for children. Got to pet a shark and ray. Pretty cool. Would have liked to be able to swim with the sharks, maybe next time.

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We loved this aquarium. We arrived at 10 AM on a Saturday. Not crowded at all. We loved the hippos, who were fed at 10:30. Then we touched and fed stingrays. Next, we enjoy ed the penguin feeding. The superslide was a nice surprise and free. Lots of smaller tanks with fish, frogs, turtles and interactive exhibits where you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We've been here several times and have always enjoyed the exhibits but every time, morning or afternoon- weekday or weekend the place is always packed and the people there aren't usually the nicest so that takes a way a bit from the amazing educational items they have here for kids and adults alike.

Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A nice aquarium, get there early as the line starts prior to opening. Go to the Hippos first, while others are going to area #1. There were some very interesting displays and animals. There is a cafe inside to get a bite to eat but there are also hot dog vendors out front as well.

Fort Lee, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

While it was very fun to feed the stingrays and pet the sharks, half of the exhibits were closed for resets or renovations. I was done in less than an hour and that is not good for the $$ they charge. If it was completely open, I would have given it 4 stars. However, the view of the Philadelphia skyline... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place to spend time with kids! Hippos are definitely stars of the attraction! Recommend to go 2-3 hours before closing, usually less crowded! Impressive food selection for hungry visitors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I came here about a year ago with my girlfriend. It is a very nice aquarium located right at the wTer front. Male sure to go during the week if you have free time so it wont be as crowded. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed it and right by the water front there is a boardwalk to walk around which... More 


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