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Adventure Aquarium

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Address: 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
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+1 844-474-3474
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Kids loved it !!!

A great place to see and explore the marine life. After our first visit we decided to buy the annual pass for it. The new shark bridge is a close up experience with the shark. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Duraiya K
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to see and explore the marine life. After our first visit we decided to buy the annual pass for it. The new shark bridge is a close up experience with the shark. We enjoyed the chance to touch and feel the rays , sharks and star fishes. Pretty crowded on Sundays. Would definitely recommend to visit early.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The layout is incredible. It's the only aquarium inn the US with hammerhead sharks. The 3d theater is included in general admission. If you can make sure to watch the hippo feeding. Honestly you won't regret visiting this amazing aquarium.

Thank April C
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited the aquarium with family. My four year old kid loved all the fishes and animals especially hippo, kiwis and turtle. Shark tunnel was a very good experience for all of us. Outside food is allowed here and a picinic spot sit and eat. So we took home cooked food and enjoyed the food. overall this was a... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For Mother's Day, my husband and I took our 18 month old son to the Adventure Aquarium. It was a great experience for all of us. There are a lot of exhibits that are focused on the little ones up on the top floor, including three touch tanks! The touch tank attendant even lifted a sea star out of the... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went here specifically for the Penguin Encounter, where you join a small group (our group consisted of just us!) in a private room where they have two African Penguins waddle around, walk through finger paint and make a foot print picture canvas for each person! We also got to use cat toys, like a ribbon on a stick,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a miserable, rainy Saturday and we were looking for something to do with our 15 month old. We decided to check out the Camden Aquarium! Yes, he was a bit young for a long visit but he enjoyed his time there. We spent a little over an hour there. Mostly he liked toddling around the exhibits. Sharks, hippos,... More 

Thank Megan M
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are headed to snorkel this summer in Florida. We decided to get a preview by going to an aquarium. We have been to many in the past but not this one. Wow! It was fabulous! We came on a week day and when it opened to try to avoid crowds. That worked out great! There were... More 

Thank Shelly C
New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I go every year to this aquarium of how much we enjoy it. He loves being able to touch the sharks and stingrays, also the 4d mini movie is great. The food is good and the gift shop is a must go! One time they had a raffle for free tickets and I entered with my email... More 

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Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrace was for me a little expensive to see fishes, that was what I though. Then you get in and the experience is worthy. You can see them close, touch the stink rays and other sea creatures. The staff is everywhere to answer your questions and help you get through all the exhibition. Love to see the hippopotamus and... More 

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Rome, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the two grandsons (4 & 6) here last weekend. We spent 2 1/2 hours but it could have easily been more. In that time in addition to seeing the exhibits we saw an Octonaut 3D movie and a scuba diver show. The shark tunnel was a big hit. Although they were a little short for the "touch me"... More 

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