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Adventure Aquarium

#2 of 16 things to do in Camden Features Animals
1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
+1 844-474-3474
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Great Aquarium!

We enjoyed our visit to Adventure Aquarium on the way home from a trip to Philadelphia and Sesame... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelly S
New York City, New York
Great Aquarium Experience!

Visited this aquarium on a weekend trip to Philadelphia which is about a 30 minutes drive .Great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hull, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“shark tunnel” (171 reviews)
“sea life” (42 reviews)
“touch sharks” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
+1 844-474-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit to Adventure Aquarium on the way home from a trip to Philadelphia and Sesame Place. We bought our tickets online beforehand and this saved us time and money. My 6-year-old daughter loved the many hands on exhibits such as the sting...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this aquarium on a weekend trip to Philadelphia which is about a 30 minutes drive .Great time for the kids they had blast and loved the Splash and Bubbles exhibit which was very creative and showed kids the actual animal that the characters depict....More

Thank brig41176
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I traveled from Eastern PA to the Aquarium. We used a GPS but the highway signs after crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge were easy to follow. There is ample parking and it is directly across the street from the Aquarium. Non-member fee...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been a member of the Baltimore Aquarium for years, I anticipated much the same at this aquarium so I took my 2 year old and 4 year old grandchildren and my very robust 89 year old father. What a mistake!!! Unlike the Baltimore Aquarium...More

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We still rate it as excellent, however, because some specific elements, such as the Shark Tunnel, Pirahna Falls and ability to touch sharks and rays make this a fairly signular experience. Can be done well in under 3 hours.

Thank CatonsvilleDad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a great time we come every few years and this time also visited the garden with the butterflies next store. Loved it and always have good things to say about Aquarium fun for whole family

Thank chalfontmom8
Reviewed 6 days ago

Grandparents too, it's a place for kids of all ages with plenty of sea life to look at. Also have a real nice "hand's on" area for kids and adults alike. Even though it was very busy (a rainy day) and finding parking was a...More

Thank tinytots_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not expecting this place to be as spacious as it was. I could have sat in the amphitheater style seating in front of the 700,000 gallon tank for hours. This is the tank with the amazing great hammerhead shark. The other shark tank...More

Thank waddiej
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well to be honest, I was not very impressed by this aquarium. Don't get me wrong, the staff is very friendly, the place is clean and well planed but I missed a bit the diversity. There are some tanks with sharks or exotic fishes but...More

Thank Moritz83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fun time with my 2 grandsons ages 5 and 8. Both enjoyed touching fish, the large viewing windows, sharks, penguins, and the interactive activities. The aquarium is not very large, but it was perfect for this age. We spent about 2 1/2 hours...More

1  Thank EMG51
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Joni B
12 July 2017|
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Response from Pat N | Reviewed this property |
SHARK & RAY IN-WATER ENCOUNTER Gold Members receive a one time only 20% discount for an encounter. After use of the 20% off discount, Gold Members will receive the 10% off discount. AVAILABILITY AND REQUIREMENTS Price... More
Sue C
5 July 2017|
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Response from WorldDivaGirl | Reviewed this property |
No. It's actually slightly lonely, although it is within walking distance to a small concert stage, a small ferry port, and the child-friendly warship, the USS New Jersey. I saw lots of small children, and I brought a... More
28 January 2017|
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