Discover Life Underwater! Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from Center City Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with

more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. In

2020, Adventure Aquarium was ranked among the top 10 best aquariums in North

America by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and a Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winner. Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Come face-to-face with African and Little Blue penguins, sea turtles, stingrays, and so much more! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences, a 3D movie, touch tanks, and more all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission.

Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. 

Visit to plan your visit!

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 1.14 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 2.23 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1.64 miles


Venue Amenities

  • Permanent Dance Floor
  • Exclusive Caterer
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Onsite AV Available

Facility Amenities

  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Comp for Guides
  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bus Parking
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking

Group Information

  • Group Friendly

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa

Recent News

  • Accredited member of the American Zoological and Aquarium Association


Venue Capacity

  • 1,500


Facility Amenities

  • Guided Tour Available

Must See List at this location

  • Great Hammerhead Sharks, Shark Tunnel, Hippos, Stingray Beach Club, Penguins, KidZone and Touch-a-Shark.


Hours Sun

  • 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Hours Mon

  • 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hours Tue

  • 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hours Wed

  • 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hours Thurs

  • 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hours Fri

  • 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Hours Sat

  • 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Hours Special

  • Open till 7 pm for Extended Summer Hours on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.

Register & Save

Register with for free to save your favorites for future visits

View My List

See what you've added to "Favorites"