Adventure Aquarium is located just minutes from downtown Philadelphia, on the Camden Waterfront.


The Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 aquatic animals exhibited throughout two million gallons of water and offers unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like up-close animal encounters, the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, and the longest shark bridge in the world. Some of the Aquarium’s most unique residents include Anchor the great hammerhead shark, a colony of endangered African penguins, and our Nile beauties Button and Genny – the only hippos in the world to be exhibited at an aquarium. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for more than 30 years, Adventure Aquarium is held to the highest standards in animal care and exhibition.


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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.

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