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Adventure Aquarium

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Address: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: +1 856-365-3300
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Hippos, Blue Penguins, Sharks and Rays, awesome. Would like a music change, though.

I visited the aquarium with a two-year-old, a five-year-old and a 14-year-old, and there was something for everyone to enjoy. I loved that we had lots of opportunity to touch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the aquarium with a two-year-old, a five-year-old and a 14-year-old, and there was something for everyone to enjoy. I loved that we had lots of opportunity to touch animals in the touch tanks. We all also absolutely were fascinated watching through a glass wall the two resident hippos as they interacted with each other and moved across the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband, two daughters (ages 2 and 6) and I visited the Adventure Aquarium on Saturday 11/26/16. It was an awesome experience! The exhibits were great and kid friendly! Both of our children had a chance to pet the star fish and they loved it. The hippo feeding was amazing!!! We were directly in front of the tank and got... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought our teen who loved this attraction (if you have a teen you know that's hard to accomplish). We were able to fit in everything including feeding the stingrays. If you have little ones you may want to skip this until they are older. The hippos seemed more active with a larger crowd and the sea turtles graciously posed for... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium had several different activities for Children. The animals seemed to be very well cared for and the facility was clean. Several large aquariums showcase hippos, Sharks, stingrays, large sea turtles and jelly fish. The food court provides plenty of snacks ensuring everyone will get what they want during a break. If traveling with small kids, you can also... More 

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family trip to the aquarium with my grandson. Plenty of parking outside. The aquarium is located near the water and has great views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Great skyline. Lots to do in aquarium including interaction with the sea life. Great for young children. The shark bridge was cool and my grandson felt so Brave crossing over the shark... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went here for my grandsons 6 birthday. It was my first time visiting the aquarium and I had fun. We got to pet the small sharks and my grandson got to feed the sting rays. It was a nice expience.

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Thank VON47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is large and well kept. It houses thousands of creatures has several please touch tanks and is roomy enough that even with large groups its comfortable. Do not let where this us located put you off it is a safe area well lit populated and secure. Do not miss this place a definite must see regardless of age.

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well kept hidden fish tank. It had everything that you could imagine inside of it. a few highlights just to name some. The hippos were awesome although the tank was a bit murky. The shark tunnel very cool. You get to walk a net line above a shark tank. Ingenious...Mermaids, turtles,etc.,etc...., a 4d movie, food, a little... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I want to say our aquarium visit was awesome, upon arriving we purchased the tickets with the meal vouchers at which initially I thought I just added the child meal plan. We went about our day and around 1pm we decided to feed the kids in their limited seating area mind you, I proceeded to get my child's meal and... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gold membership.....unlimited visits, $5 parking. They have quite a few "please touch" tanks. The stingray feed is fun ($3) & the kids love seeing the hippo feeding time. We just visited for Mermaid week.

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NJAquarium, Manager at Adventure Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for visiting us! We appreciate your feedback and value you a part of our AAQ family as a Member!Very Best,Deanna More 

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