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“Excellent day with children”
Review of Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Well planned Aquarium. Entire family all ages will enjoy this visit. The displays are so interesting. Sharks and all is fun to feel you are very close to. No great snacks or food but go out for a meal after.

Thank CarolM
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

It's a great aquarium with lots to see and lots to do. It's also a great place for little kids to run around indoors in a very large space where it's nice and warm in the winter.
The hippo exhibit is truly amazing..and the sharks are really interesting.
They have a little kid play area that my 4 year old loves..and my 6 month old stares at the tropical fish and smiles.

Thank Deborah525
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have visited here twice, and each time was very enjoyable! The last time was my boyfriends first "real" aquarium and he absolutely loved it. As I remember, it was a little pricey to get in...but we had a few coupons to help with that :) They have quite a varied selection of attractions all through out the aquarium, which is good for any age. We enjoyed ourselves. Just be careful taking a taxi over to Camden in the off season! It took us forever to get back to philly and ended up having to walk through Camden! Not a good scene!

Thank Kristy A
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just like any attraction like this (zoo and/or museum), it is good to go every few years just to check out how it changed or if there are any special attractions.

My wife and I decided to get another year pass (going 2 times will have you break even) since there was a special limited time turtle exhibit. She loves turtles, so it was well worth it.

The aquarium is split into different areas, which an outdoor area and an open free flying bird section. The areas are sectioned off depending on types of water the animals live in.... deep sea, fresh water, etc.

Many of the usual exhibits from a few years ago have been switched out to house different species of turtles (over 19 different types, I believe). Where there usually had the baby sharks you could pet, it has a few terrapins (turtles) which you definitely can't touch.

They added a stingray area which was not there two years ago. You can pet and feed the stingrays (twice daily). I had a blast here just because the rays seemed friendly and use to human contact.

Overall it stayed the same, but I am glad I got the annual pass since it's somewhat pricey. If you have kids, it's definitely going to be expensive.

Customer service few years ago was great, this time around it was just okay. A few of the employees seemed annoyed and a little rude. This was probably due to there being an elementary school field trip and the kids being unruly. Still no reason to be unprofessional, but the few good employees did make up for it.

2  Thank Robert N
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

A really great aquarium, tons of attractions. The have stopped the petting in the turtle area, but the others remain open. My daughter loves hippos so she loved seeing them up close. However, the penguin area is currently under construction and she was very disappointed not to see them. We knew ahead of time it was under construction but they said there would be times they would come out to "visit" but that never happened (or at least it wasn't listed).

Thank KosherConsultant
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