The ocean’s secrets revealed at Camden’s riverfront aquarium
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.
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.
Dinosaurs Of The Deep Exhibit
January 16 – July 5, 2015
Learn about the powerful marine animals that ruled the water during the time of Tyrannosaurs Rex in Dinosaurs of the Deep, a new temporary exhibit at the Adventure Aquarium.
The exhibition is set to feature a variety of replicas, fossils, hands-on exhibitions, artifacts and instructional pieces to help visitors understand the marine creatures and also learn about the prehistoric animals that are still living today. Dinosaurs of the Deep will also put the spotlight on a 34-foot replica of a Liopleurodon, one of the ancient oceans’ most dangerous predators with four-inch-long teeth.
Admission is included in the price of general admission.
For more information on the Dinosuars of the Deep exhibit, click the button below.
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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