I really enjoyed my visit to the Adventure Aquarium! The tickets are reasonably priced for an aquarium, but there was a surprise $10 parking fee that I wasn't aware of until I got there. Considering I was parking in downtown Camden, NJ and there was a parking attendant, I didn't mind paying the fee because I felt my car was safe. Great exhibits. The penguins and hippos were a delightful surprise and I really liked that they did not have dolphins or whales on exhibit. There were a lot of interactive/hands on exhibits. You could touch small nurse sharks, stingrays, and star fish, lobsters, etc. At the end of your tour, there is a SHARK BRIDGE!!! You get to walk out over one of the shark tanks in a completely enclosed netted bridge and boy do those sharks look HUGE from up above! If you bring children, make sure that you teach them good manners and what an inside voice is...the constant high-pitched screaming was my only complaint. Great day trip for adults and children alike.
PRO TIP: The aquarium does have a cafe where you can purchase lunch: hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, etc., but it is NOT cheap and I couldn't find anything remotely healthy on the menu. I bought a small hamburger and fries and it cost around $13, I think. Thank goodness I had a drink with me! Since you are allowed to leave the aquarium and come back, I would suggest packing a healthier lunch and eating it on the boardwalk area outside the aquarium and then go back to finish the exhibits. You'll save yourself a lot of money and the quality of food will be way better!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.