The ocean’s secrets revealed at Camden’s riverfront aquarium
Find yourself in a world of fun at Adventure Aquarium’s brand-new Hippo Haven. The engaging, colorful exhibit will allow you to come nose-to-nose with the Aquarium’s two hippos, Genny and Button, as you experience a day in the life on an African river. Get a clear view of Genny and Button, both above and below the water, as they enjoy their renovated, 60,000-gallon pool.
Get up close and personal with the underwater world at Adventure Aquarium. Located on the Delaware River Waterfront, just minutes from downtown Philadelphia, visitors of all ages can walk through a tunnel of sharks, meet a hippopotamus and explore one-of-a-kind exhibits.
Since 2005, Adventure Aquarium has offered moments of magic to visitors with more than 8,500 aquatic species on display in two-million gallons of water. Adventure Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast—including a Great Hammerhead Shark—and is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos.
Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the American Zoological and Aquarium Association, holding the Aquarium to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.
Adventure Aquarium is open 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the underwater world of Adventure Aquarium’s 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm, the largest of the Aquarium’s underwater exhibits.
Wander among the seriously impressive collection of fish and aquatic animals, including iconic sea turtles, graceful stingrays and rarely exhibited sharks. In one second, watch a Loggerhead sea turtle glide past a massive Roughtail ray, then come within inches of sharks including Silky, Blacktip, Blacknose and Zebra. While you’re at the aquarium, don’t miss the opportunity to see the only Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit in the country.
Come face to fin with more than 25 sharks and 850 sea creatures in the Aquarium’s 550,000-gallon Shark Realm. Get a 360-degree view of shark-infested waters in the 40-foot, underwater tunnel or venture into the Shark Den, a massive floor-to-ceiling viewing window offering spectacular view of the impressive ocean creatures.
Penguins eat 20-percent of their body weight in one sitting. Visit the penguins during one of Adventure Aquarium’s daily animal feeds and discover more interesting facts about these adorable creatures.
Great Kids’ Stuff
Go hands-on at the Aquarium’s “TOUCH” exhibits where families can get up close to rays, sea stars and even sharks! Plus, don’t miss KidZone, a dedicated space that encourages kids 6 and under to connect with nature by getting hands-on.
From Tuesday, July 1 through Thursday, August 17, tourists and Philadelphia residents alike can easily get to the aquarium from Center City Philadelphia via the Shark Shuttle and the ferry across the Delaware River.
The shuttle bus stops at LOVE Park, Reading Terminal Market and the Independence Visitor Center and drops visitors at the Penn’s Landing Ferry Terminal. A scenic ferry ride then lets off riders right at the doors to the aquarium.
For more information on the shuttle and ferry system as well as details on the Shark Shuttle Ferry Combo Package, click the button below.
Buy Tickets Online
Purchase tickets in advance before your visit Adventure Aquarium. Call (856) 365-3300 or click the button below to purchase tickets online.
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