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Adventure Aquarium

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1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
+1 844-474-3474
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Ok but very pricy

It's and average aquarium in need of some updates and better staff. It's on the expensive side plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael D
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Woodstock, New York
Good

I took my family here. It’s in Camden, NJ and across the River from Philly. Average size... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jlipp5240
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New York
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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 good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's and average aquarium in need of some updates and better staff. It's on the expensive side plus they charge you another $10 for parking. If you are going to go call ahead to make sure there are no school field trips. We saw at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family here. It’s in Camden, NJ and across the River from Philly. Average size aquarium, had some cool stuff for kids and some exhibits were interactive and kept kids engaged. Make sure you use your GPS to get there, it’s a little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Aquarium in March on a Sunday morning. We bought tickets online and skipped a fairly large line to get in. Once in everyone ran to the hippos for the feeding, it was mobbed so we by passed and explored the other...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the week before Easter so I'm sure this was a popular time to visit, but I feel like it was too crowded. We were certain they were over capacity! I was so happy the outside was open that day. Loved the penguins!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium was really busy but I still felt I could see all the wonderful creatures. It’s a must for children but still interesting enough for adults. My faves are the penguins and the huge hippos

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to the Philly area with my family (4 young kids) during spring break. I knew everywhere that attracted families was going to be crowded. I purchased my tickets to the Adventure Aquarium in advance and decided to come on a Thursday. The parking lots...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievably expensive for a family of four with young teens and terrifyingly could-not-be-to-code overcrowded. This place was trashed! A wreck! We waited in line with probably 600 people and once we arrived inside were overwhelmed by the crowds. There is apparently no timed entry ......More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely don’t want to deter anyone from going. It is worth the trip. It is an expensive day trip, so look for specials! This could easily be a $200 day. The people who work here are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have to wonder why admissions are not limited for safety reasons. Our visit consisted not of viewing all the amazing sea life but of simply trying to navigate through the crowds. Very slowly and laboriously to simply try and get close enough to a...More

Thank Peggy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it clean and perfect day to get out and enjoy these beautiful animals. we went during spring break wasn't bad just go early and enjoy all feedings and shows! my 4yo loved it

Thank Amanda B
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Reshu S
5 April 2018|
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Response from Dave C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm late getting back to you. I guess you found out that hey are open on Sunday and you can but tickets at the door. I don't know if the one-year-old needed a ticket. I hope your family had fun!
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Reshu S
5 April 2018|
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Response from grisby1972 | Reviewed this property |
You child is free, I purchased my ticket online. I would do the same to avoid the lines or if they are sold out, this way you are guaranteed entry.
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Snapper R
17 January 2018|
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Response from gaurav s | Reviewed this property |
We got ours from our town library which sold them for about 50% off. You may want to check yours.
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