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“Amazing and really big.”
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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This aquarium has the most variety of animals I have ever seen. Besides the normal sea turtles, sharks, fish and other aquatic life, they have a collection of little blue penguins and hippopotamuses which you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in an American aquarium or zoo. They offer several discounts depending on which month or time of year you go and I believe the price is fair for what you get to see. Their big prize seems to be the variety and amount of sharks they have. There is also a rope suspension bridge where you walk through on the feet above all the sharks in the water. The staff seem friendly and helpful and there is a café with your regular aquarium type options. The gift shop also has a decent variety of stuff for both kids and adults. If you're in the Philly or Camden, New Jersey area I would recommend checking this place out.

Thank Miami622
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"feed the stingrays"
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"star fish"
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Clean, helpful staff and many different exhibits and experiences for children to enjoy. We were able to get a fall discount ticket online and went during the week. It was not crowded and my one year old was able to see all the exhibits and especially enjoyed the Splash and Bubbles playground on the top floor. It also has a nursing room for breastfeeding moms! Just be careful in the parking lot. There is no security and men will sneak up on you asking for money.

1  Thank Christine S
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

It is overly priced and overly crowded. I recommend only if you want to be surrounded by screaming kids and run over by strollers and parents who don't speak English. On the whole you're better off going to a park.

1  Thank merritteanderson
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Happened to be in Philly and decided to visit the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Well I never expected such a great location on the water facing the Philadelphia skyline. Everything was so clean and beautiful. Then we got inside and we could pet the striped sharks and sting rays. Pet them!!!!!! Wow and the young staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. We walked over the open shark tank and stood right against the Hippos / only glass separated us. I am a senior and had the best time, I can't imagine how the kids must wallow in the experience. Jellyfish, octopus, sharks....even penguins. I can't wait to share my photos with all my friends.
And Camden.... it's really revitalized- clean and easy access to the aquarium. A place with a bad reputation that is completely wrong. I highly recommend it.

Thank whoopeewonderdog
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

I love, love, love this aquarium! You get so much for your money. I love how everything is laid out so that you don't get completely overwhelmed trying to figure out what to look out. All the little areas for kids to play is great too, as kids can get disinterested really quickly. Getting a hands on experience is so worth the price (which still isn't bad). You do have to pay for parking, so be prepared for that.

Thank dnh5041
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