The ocean’s secrets revealed at Camden’s riverfront aquarium
Discover life…underwater! Adventure Aquarium is just a few 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 as well as Silky Sharks on exhibit in the United States, and the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos.
Come face-to-face with penguins, turtles, stingrays, and so much more! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission.
Little Blue Penguins
Australia’s Little Blue Penguins, what may be declared one of the cutest creatures on the planet, have found a new, 415-square-foot home at the aquarium. Ranging in ages from one- to three-years-old, six penguins have been added to Camden’s marine menagerie in a permanent exhibit that includes a 9,230-gallon, three-food-deep saltwater pool. Observe the beach dwellers as they dart through the water, waddle around and play together as a group.
Find yourself in a world of fun at Adventure Aquarium’s 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.
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.
Adventure Aquarium offers 15 African penguins a piece of paradise at Penguin Island. With a 17,000-gallon pool, the cute, flightless residents have plenty of room to frolic and swim and the 20-foot underwater viewing area ensures you can watch all the fun.
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.
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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