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Adventure Aquarium

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Address: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
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+1 856-365-3300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden...

Adventure Aquarium is just 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. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only Great Hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

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We had a wonderful day here today. Sharks and sea turtles were out in abundance. After about 1pm, there were plenty of people visiting. Glad we started a bit earlier. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Steven G
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Rahway, New Jersey
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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day here today. Sharks and sea turtles were out in abundance. After about 1pm, there were plenty of people visiting. Glad we started a bit earlier. Plenty of exhibits and plenty to see.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

my 10 year old enjoyed the aquarium. I thought it was so-so. Expensive and typical exhibits. We had to park in an overflow lot parking garage. This was a horrible experience. We have not moved here in 30 minutes while trying to exit. It ruined the entire visit. The aquarium closes at 5pm we left an hour before closing to... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tickets are too pricy and having seen Atlanta acquarium with tickets priced in similar range, I expected a lot and got disappointed. For those who want to go there, certainly avoid long weekends. Too much crowd and unmanaged/unorganized human flow within the building causing additional displeasure. There is lot of touch and feel locations which kids will enjoy. Lots... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place. You can touch stingrays, walk under sharks, get close to hippopotomus. This museum is set up as an ultimate hands on experience for kids. I would say up to about third grade would love it, maybe older kids as well. Try the bridge walk over the shark tank! Food is a little pricey in the cafe,... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a cold Saturday morning. Large outdoor parking lot ($10). The facility opens at 10:00....best time to arrive. By noon time the place is packed. Went immediately to the hippos and the sharks....both are very well done and the rope bridge over the shark tank is a crowd favorite. Lots of things for young children to see and do.... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a Young Family (2 & 6) and the Aquarium Has Enough to keep everyone happy. We Purchased a Membership (After 2 Visits it pays for its self), There are discounts on Food & Other Special Membership Benefits available to you. Go Early & Eat Lunch Early too, There are never enough tables. And Pack a Lunch avoid lines... More 

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Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NICE !!! ONCE NOT ENOUGH.... bought a membership and taking grandchicks back😉 Sharks every which way n all around... hippos? Who knew! Birds,rays, frogs,octopus,AND THE JELLIES..

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Thank Pat N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our sone reallly loved all of the interactive / hands-on attaractions. hs favoties were petting a shark and feeding the sting rays. The hippo feeding and rope bridge over the shark tank were also really cool. Food tip> stay away from the hot dogs.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice aquarium and we enjoyed our day. There are several touch tanks and all of the displays were nicely done. Our favorite part was the hippo feeding. That was a lot of fun to watch - go early to get a good spot, it fills up quickly. (We thought viewing from the bottom of the tank instead... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun afternoon with 3 year old grandchildren. Great exhibits, clean, spacious aquarium conducive to all ages. Easy access from highway. Recommend!

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