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Camden Children's Garden
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Camden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Camden Children's Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Adventure Aquarium's poorer sibling because they receive little sponsorship. They do great things in the community and the attractions here are good, but could be so much better with increased funding. My son loved the train ride.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We took our girls for family fun day to the Adventure Aquarium and Camden Children's Garden. I am an avid gardener, and I get the girls involved often. It seemed like a perfect place, but it is obvious that they need funding. The place is really run down, and although several employees were friendly, many seemed desperate and sad about the place. The train ride and carousel were very cute, and a bonus that the bathrooms were very clean. The downside was the dirty sand areas, the spray ground that had more sprinklers attached to garden hoses than anything else, and the obvious lack of maintenance (although the plants looked pretty good). The butterfly house was a highlight, but overall much of the place felt lonely. While I cannot make any huge donations, I wish I knew a way to get it up to what it could be. I loved the idea and many of the themes!

Thank C M
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Naturelover860, Education & Events Coordinator at Camden Children's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate hearing from our customers.

Here at the Garden we struggle to keep admission affordable and accessible to the citizens of Camden. We are constantly looking for sponsors and funding to help with our costs. This past season we have made several upgrades and we are aware of others that will be addressed as further funding allows.

We hope that you still consider the garden a nice spot to visit with your family and understand the struggle that we face.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Our group liked the train theme and the garden railroad that was very active and well decorated. Next to the Aquarium and close to the Battleship New Jersey.

Thank Paul P
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Naturelover860, Education & Events Coordinator at Camden Children's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2013

Thank you for your kind words! We hope that we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

One probably just really needs young enough kids to enjoy this nice place fully. Camden Children's Garden has indoor and outdoor attractions. Will have to come back for the festival of lights in December to give this place a second chance.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Today we went to breakfast with Santa. Started at 11am, we were rushed to eat breakfast. The cook had no hair net on and looked like a alchololic. Santa was nice however the staff said basically hurry up an eat and leave. It was 10.00 per person and wasn't even worth it. The food was cold too... What a disappointment... If you want to have breakfast with Santa please never go there... It was like a soup kitchen...

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