Behind The Scenes Adventures

Go beyond the glass to get hands-on during a once-in-a-lifetime 'Adventure' with our animals! Get up close and more interactive than you ever imagined as we invite you to snorkel with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, hand-feed massive sea turtles, or participate in a special training exercise with our adorable penguins.

So, shake off your fear. Take a deep breath. And dive in for the adventure of your life. Contact Group Sales at 1-800-616-JAWS (5297) to insure availability.
Penguin Painting

Positively Penguins

Are you a penguin-lover or know someone who is? Then get set for our "Positively Penguins" Adventure, as we offer an up close encounter with our African penguins that is unlike anything you've ever experienced! Experience this totally unique animal Adventure, which includes exclusive access to Penguin Island, home to over 20 African penguins. Guests also participate in a LIVE penguin painting session (and yes, you get to keep the painting)! You can even take photographs with your new penguin buddy.

Availability and Requirements

What You Get: 

  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant.
  • A souvenir t-shirt
  • Your homemade penguin painting

Ages: Open to ages 5 and up (proof of age required)

Price: $135 per person ($122 for Members)

 

Buy an Adventure Voucher

Buy an Adventure Voucher

OR

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book

Swimming with the Sharks Adventure

Swim with the Sharks

So you think you’ve got guts? Well, come on down to test the waters in our Shark Realm exhibit. Our cast will brief you on what to expect, teach you about the animals you will encounter and give you a quick snorkeling lesson. Once you’ve gotten your nerves under control, you’ll enter the Shark Realm where you’ll come within inches of Sandbar sharks, Nurse sharks and more! Once you’ve gone around the perimeter of the Shark Realm, you’ll enter the Stingray Lagoon where you can swim with and feed dozens of stingrays.

Estimated length of full experience: 1 hour 45 minutes (including approximately 45 minutes in the water)

 

AVAILABILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

What You Get:

  • Swim with the Sharks experience
  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Souvenir snorkel and mask (All gear except bathing suits, towels, water shoes and toiletries will be provided.)

Ages: Open to ages 12 and up (proof of age required)

Price: $185 per person ($167 for Members)

 

Buy an Adventure Voucher

Buy an Adventure Voucher

OR

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book

Sea Turtles Up Close Adventures

Sea Turtles Up Close

The Sea Turtles Up Close encounter is an interactive tour giving Adventure Aquarium guests the opportunity to meet the Aquarium’s family of sea turtles, including Loggerheads and Greens. Meet and learn more about these fascinating species, which range from rescued sea turtle hatchlings to massive Green and Loggerhead Sea turtles weighing in at hundreds of pounds each! Work with biologists to meet, help care for, train and hand-feed the sea turtles from behind the scenes of our 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. Guests will receive instructions regarding procedures and guidelines before entering the Ocean Realm exhibit and interacting with the sea turtles.

Availability and Requirements

What You Get: 

  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
  • A souvenir t-shirt

Ages: Open to ages 8 and up (proof of age required)

Price: $125 per person ($115 for Members)

 

Buy an Adventure Voucher

Buy an Adventure Voucher

OR

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book

Call 1-800-616-5297 to Book