Visiting the Adventure Aquarium in Camden

Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New JerseyLocated within 15-20 minutes driving distance from downtown Philadelphia, you’ll find the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. It’s really easy to get to and is located right on the Camden waterfront. It’s open year-round and is one of the best aquariums on the east coast, at least in my honest opinion.

Every year we like to plan a day trip down to the aquarium to see what’s new and to re-visit some of our favorite exhibits. When visiting, you’ll see a wide variety of tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, marine life & marine mammals, penguins, sea birds, hippos and all kinds of other cool animals.

Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey

A few weeks ago we got together as a family and took a drive down to the aquarium. When we take day trips, I like to pack a cooler with a grab-n-go lunch for everyone, along with cold beverages. Since we take our grandchildren along, I also pack an overnight bag with pajamas, a fresh change of clothes & a few toiletries. You never know if you’ll get stuck out-of-town and may need to spend the night. So, I try to always be prepared.

The aquarium can get really crowded & busy during the weekends, so we try to plan our visit during a weekday afternoon, when they tend to be less crowded. If you’re trying to avoid huge crowds and really want to take your leisurely time through the facility, I suggest that you plan to go during a weekday afternoon or go during the late Fall, Winter or early Spring months, when the majority of tourists aren’t in town.

Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey

I’m sharing with all of you just a few photos from our recent visit! Sadly, my camera batteries went dead, so I was only able to obtain a few pictures, this time around. Sigh. If you’re interested in learning more about the Adventure Aquarium, you can check out my travel feature from last year to learn more.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have not been to this aquarium and I think I would really enjoy it. Now that I am staying with my son for a few months it might be easier to get there,

  2. Susan Hartman says:

    This is such a nice place to visit. I’ve been there several times including this past summer. My grandson loved it too.

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I enjoy visiting places like this. We don’t have an aquarium but we do have a beautiful botanical garden and zoo.

  4. This sounds like an amazing place to visit!! We have an Aquarium here locally that is also really neat. I wonder how they compare? Ours does not have hippos, but we do have some at the zoo. If I am ever in our neck of the woods, I will have to check this out!

  5. Aquariums are so fun to visit. This looks like a cool place to take kids.

  6. The Place has hippos? Goodness! I see the penguins, they are such neat little creatures. I like how this is so close to you but it sounds like youre prepared if you end up staying longer. It must be pretty good sized if it has that much and it would have to be enclosed. Sounds fun!

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