New Jersey’s Adventure Aquarium Named One of the Best in the United States

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Ranked by Travel Channel in their recent “Best Aquariums in the U.S. by Region” report

Adventure Aquarium on the Camden New Jersey waterfront was named one of the top aquariums in the United States in a ranking released Tuesday.

On its list of the “Best U.S. Aquariums by Region,” the Travel Channel highlights Adventure Aquarium as one of the two best in the east. The report cited Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tunnel and Great Hammerhead shark as two of the facility’s must-see attractions.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the top aquariums in the nation,” said Executive Director Kevin Keppel. “Each day, we strive to provide our guests with a world-class, immersive experience that will live on in their memories long after they’ve left the building.”

Since opening in 2005, Adventure Aquarium has welcomed more than seven million guests through its doors on the Camden Waterfront. The two million gallon facility is home to more than 8,500 aquatic species, including the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, stingrays, penguins, sea turtles and seven touch experiences. It has the distinction of being the only aquarium in the country to exhibit a Great Hammerhead shark and the only aquarium in the world with hippos. Upcoming exhibits include FROGS: Nature’s Messenger and an expansion plan include a re-vamped hippo experience named “Hippo Haven” in 2014.

“This is an exciting time in Adventure Aquarium’s history,” said Keppel. “The team is constantly evolving new ways to connect our animals and guests. During a visit, you’re not just watching sea life; you’re coming face to face with a massive underwater hippo, you’re getting within inches of shark, you’re meeting a penguin in person, and you’re reaching in and hand-feeding stingrays.”

Other top spots on the Travel Channel’s ranking include Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Delaware River waterfront, Adventure Aquarium offers new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. In addition to being the world’s only aquarium to exhibit hippos, Adventure Aquarium encourages visitors to immerse in another world and interact with fascinating aquatic animals. Families can get up close and personal with more than 8,500 aquatic species including the East Coast’s largest collection of sharks, featuring Great Hammerhead Sharks, and touch tank experiences with sharks and stingrays. Accredited by the American Zoological and Aquarium Association (AZA), Adventure Aquarium offers families world-class learning experiences and unforgettable moments. The aquarium is open 365 days a year from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, including ticket prices and directions, contact 856.365.3300 or visit Follow Adventure Aquarium on Twitter @adventureaqua and on Facebook:

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