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Adventure Aquarium

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Address: 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
Phone Number:
+1 844-474-3474
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Nice Gem

What a gem that I wish I learned of sooner! Nice drive from NYC and surrounding areas. Good size, easy to soak in a couple of hours, free drink refills is a plus, gift shop isn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spring Valley, New York
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Spring Valley, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem that I wish I learned of sooner! Nice drive from NYC and surrounding areas. Good size, easy to soak in a couple of hours, free drink refills is a plus, gift shop isn't expensive. Must pay for parking, no street parking. The view of Philly's city line is a plus!

Thank tulipes23
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the aquarium with family..so maybe my visit is geared to that, but we all had a great time. It was on a SATURDAY afternoon so I was terrified it would be to busy..but happy it wasn't crazy. I love the shark tunnel and we all love crossing the shark bridge. Like any job you will have great employees... More 

Thank Nannette B
Montrose, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium is great for kids. They have a lot of hands on activities. You can touch sharks, sting rays and many other sea creatures. Food is expensive.

Thank Deb L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to see and explore the marine life. After our first visit we decided to buy the annual pass for it. The new shark bridge is a close up experience with the shark. We enjoyed the chance to touch and feel the rays , sharks and star fishes. Pretty crowded on Sundays. Would definitely recommend to visit early.

Thank Duraiya K
Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The layout is incredible. It's the only aquarium inn the US with hammerhead sharks. The 3d theater is included in general admission. If you can make sure to watch the hippo feeding. Honestly you won't regret visiting this amazing aquarium.

Thank April C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the aquarium with family. My four year old kid loved all the fishes and animals especially hippo, kiwis and turtle. Shark tunnel was a very good experience for all of us. Outside food is allowed here and a picinic spot sit and eat. So we took home cooked food and enjoyed the food. overall this was a... More 

Thank Raghav T
Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For Mother's Day, my husband and I took our 18 month old son to the Adventure Aquarium. It was a great experience for all of us. There are a lot of exhibits that are focused on the little ones up on the top floor, including three touch tanks! The touch tank attendant even lifted a sea star out of the... More 

Thank sarah421
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went here specifically for the Penguin Encounter, where you join a small group (our group consisted of just us!) in a private room where they have two African Penguins waddle around, walk through finger paint and make a foot print picture canvas for each person! We also got to use cat toys, like a ribbon on a stick,... More 

Thank ayla912
Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a miserable, rainy Saturday and we were looking for something to do with our 15 month old. We decided to check out the Camden Aquarium! Yes, he was a bit young for a long visit but he enjoyed his time there. We spent a little over an hour there. Mostly he liked toddling around the exhibits. Sharks, hippos,... More 

Thank Megan M
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are headed to snorkel this summer in Florida. We decided to get a preview by going to an aquarium. We have been to many in the past but not this one. Wow! It was fabulous! We came on a week day and when it opened to try to avoid crowds. That worked out great! There were... More 

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