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Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
+1 856-365-3300
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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Nazareth, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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Mine Hill, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This was an awesome aquarium. My family and I had a wonderful day. The Aquarium was clean, spacious, educational and beautiful. The Hippo Exhibit was amazing and loved the underwater view as well as the land view possibilities. The lunch options was nice, the attractions for the kids plentiful and exciting. Parking was easy. Will be back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

All around worst time ever! long lines,overpriced entrance fee and expensive mediocre food.The Exhibits were fair at best.I wanted nothing more then the day to be over .I had more fun at the dentist..

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AdventureAquarium, Manager at Adventure Aquarium, responded to this review

Good Morning Steven - Thank you so much for visiting Adventure Aquarium and taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate all feedback. I would like the opportunity to speak with you more about your visit. Please call me at 856.365.3300 ext. 7341 at your convenience. Thank you - Kim, Guest Relations Manager. More

Surf City, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went on a Sunday and only one window open for general admission tickets. 40 minute to get to the window. There were two windows for will call but the only way to receive the military discount for two people was at the box office. Loads of kids in strollers including ourselves. You would think they would have had automatic doors.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is an amazing attraction. Really appeals to young children. Lots of play stations scattered around the aquarium. Our little guy especially loved the exhibits where he could touch the fish. Loved touching the sting rays and the sharks. He was so enthuastic about touching the critters that, even though his sleeves were rolled up, his shirt got soaked. Bring... More

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Camden, New Jersey, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best way to take in the adventure aquarium is to purchase a yearly membership. In the summer the afternoons are the least busy after the summer camp groups have left for the day. Also love they have done an event for families with autistic children.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For two adults and one child, we spent about $75.00 just for admission. $30.00 on food. It was hard enough to spend that on a visit that lasts about 5 hours but we had all agreed not worth it. We went during the mermaid visit. Stood in line for 20 mins and seating was a disaster. The theater seats very... More

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Berlin, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

thought it would be seaworld for those prices. very confusing layout, not well designed at all. I was roped into a free photo voucher that actually cost $18 and was very poor quality pic. expected overpriced food but not food that shouldnt be fed to animals let alone people, really $8.95 for a smaller and uglier mcdonalds dollar burger is... More

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AdventureAquarium, Manager at Adventure Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi bitnizman, I first wanted to apologize for your less-than-satisfactory visit to Adventure Aquarium. We certainly strive to make memories worth repeating for all of our guests, so to hear that your visit wasn’t what you expected is disappointing. However, we thank you so much for sharing your review and comments about your experience. It’s feedback like yours that helps... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My son and I have been here plenty of times over the years and he has always found this place fascinating. One thing I let him do is run around the place and take as many pictures of the things which interest him throughout the aquarium. As seen by the pictures taken, he really was able to get close to... More

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