From Seal Shores (pictured) to a West African River Experience where the kids will meet Button and Genny, two Nile hippos much bigger than the ones they remember in Hippos Go Beserk, Adventure Aquarium is a fun day trip for those in the Northeast region like ourselves.
Without a doubt out favorite attraction was the Shark Realm where we walked through a 40 ft. shark tunnel. The biggest surprise of the day for me was seeing penguins up close and personal at Penguin Island. They were a little smaller than I had imagined (even after my husband reminded me I said the very same thing the last time I saw penguins.)
Though we didn’t make the 4D theater or experience an adventure such as swimming with sharks, we did rendezvous in the rainforest and touch stingrays in the Stingray Beach Club. While lunch was a bit crowded, the old “divide and conquer” method proved useful–one waits for a table while the other orders food. I would recommend Adventure Aquarium for a fun day trip with the kids and hope to head back again for more undersea adventures.
Location: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 365 days/year
Cost: Adults, $22.95; Children (2-12) $17.95. Under 2 free.
Disclosure: We received 2 passes for review purposes; all opinions are 100% ours.
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