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Adventure Aquarium

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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
Description: There are always more NEW things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium...
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.
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Worth a visit if you're in the area

So let me start by saying that this isn't the best aquarium that I have visited, but it is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area and you like aquariums (like I was and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

So let me start by saying that this isn't the best aquarium that I have visited, but it is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area and you like aquariums (like I was and do!). The riverfront with the view of downtown Philadelphia probably stole the show for us, but let me talk about the aquarium... Good... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

When we visited technical complications prevented us from watching the 4D Dinosaurs of the Deep presentation. They had a wide variety of interesting specimens including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays (you could pet), an octopus, jelly fish, and hippos. Worth a few hour walkthrough. I've written a more extensive review with pictures on my blog.

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While I enjoyed my time at the Adventure Aquarium, I found myself wondering if the venture there had been worth it. First the trip in on public transit from Philadelphia was stressful. The train ride itself was easy, but walking to the aquarium from the station was unnerving. I didn't feel like I was in a terribly safe neighbourhood. But... More 

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Rotterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Come bring the kids on this adventure. What a great aquarium and petting zoo. Come pet the sting rays, sharks, and all kinds of other awesome water dwellers. The Penguin Park was outstanding but additional cost of $4 per kid. Worth it. The shark tank is also stellar. The Rhino tank was totally unprecedented. Eat before you come and save... More 

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Atlanta
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you have not seen how graceful hippos can be in the water, then this is a must. View them swimming through windows below the water level. I only marked this average because of its limited collection and somewhat heavy reliance on models. The Atlanta Aquarium has spoiled me.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nice, little aquarium. Enjoyed the 4D movie, and the touch exhibit. Quick ticket/check in progress. Easy parking. Little crowed at spots.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I hadn't been to this aquarium in many years but was pleasantly surprised at how nice it is now. There are lots of great exhibits available. Everything is well maintained and if you take the time to read the informative plaques you can learn a lot. There are friendly employees walking around some of the larger exhibits who are knowledgeable... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have been members here for many years. Our kids love visiting this place. Gets VERY crowded on days where schools are off - holidays, legal holidays etc. You can wait in line for 30+ minutes to get in. Sundays are not too bad. The penguin feeding is cute, catch that.

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Linwood, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The place is very nice, easy to get to and a friendly staff. We went on a holiday which I would not recommend. It was very crowded. The exhibits were excellent and the staff well versed on the animals. Eating there was a prbleq

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Baltimore, Maryland
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a really nice place if you can get past the huge crowds and people generally walking into you all the time. The place lacks a general one way traffic flow so people are constantly wandering around. As a mom to an older child, I can easily say that this place is designed for under 12. Everyone will enjoy the... More 

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