Aquariums in South Jersey

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south jersey family guide to aquariums

Here in South Jersey, we are lucky to be close to so many aquatic attractions. Aquariums in South Jersey offer families the opportunity to learn all about sea life including how to protect their habitats. Many South Jersey aquariums even offer the opportunity to view exciting shows and get up close and personal with sea creatures by feeding and touching them! Check your calendars, consider bringing a few friends, and plan a trip to a South Jersey Aquarium with the South Jersey Family guide to Aquariums!

Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ

One of our favorites, Adventure Aquarium is located right by the Delaware River Camden Waterfront. It is home to the largest collection of sharks on the east coast and even has a Shark Bridge to walk over after going through a shark-tunnel that gives a fish-eye view of the depths of the ocean. Throughout the aquarium, Adventure Aquarium offers many opportunities to pet and feed sea life including sharks, sting rays, sea stars, and anemones. See hippos, blue penguins, turtles, and over 15,000 varieties of aquatic species throughout their 2 million gallons of water. The entire family can enjoy a meal or snack at the newly refurbished Marketplace and adults can enjoy the Flying Fish Beer Garden open seasonally.

1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

Check out our review of Adventure Aquarium: Our visit to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ…and 5 tips to make your trip great!

Pro tip: Groupon will often offer tickets and memberships with special pricing, so keep an eye out!

Atlantic City Aquarium

Located on the Atlantic City Waterfront, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a great opportunity to experience sea life right by the ocean! Open year-round from 10am-5pm, see stingrays, sharks, a variety of bony fish, reptiles & amphibians, crabs, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to feed stingrays and can participate in 20 minute presentations showcasing a variety of animals such as corn snakes and tarantulas. Parking is included and, while the aquarium does not offer dining, the nearby Historic Garden Basin area has gorgeous views, a crafters village, and waterfront dining.

800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Seaport Aquarium, Wildwoods, NJ

south jersey family guide to aquariums pinterestDid you ever think you’d see an alligator on the jersey shore?! Open from 10am to 10pm (or later!), The Seaport Aquarium is right on the boardwalk in Wildwood and looks to be a great opportunity to see some creatures big and small! You can feed animals, gaze at the fish, touch a sea star, watch an eel eat a meal, meet Michelangelo the tortoise, see monkeys monkeying around, and more. Take a walk on the boardwalk after a day at the beach and look for the big shark!

3400 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Looking for our other guides? Find them ALL on our South Jersey Family Guides Page.

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