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Press Releases

Seasonal Date

Welcomes Little Blue Penguins

Adventure Aquarium made a bold weather prediction today: This winter will be SUNNY and BLUE in the Delaware Valley thanks to the Little Blue Penguins, Camden’s newest residents.

January 06

Location: Little Blue Beach

Birth of African Penguin Chick

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the hatching of its newest African penguin named “Topper” to parents Minnie and Kamikaze earlier today.

February 16

Location: Penguin Island

Record-Breaking $15,000 Donation

Adventure Aquarium experienced a large amount of #HippoLove with a record-setting donation total of $15,000 collected during Hippo Awareness Weekend, held last Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15.

February 18

Location: Hippo Haven

Grand Opening of Shark Bridge Exhibit

Adventure Aquarium officially announced its newest exhibit addition for 2016 earlier today, which involves walking over water – and sharks.

March 21

Location: Shark Realm

Double the Fun: African Penguin Clutch Mates Hatch

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the birth of two African penguin chicks earlier today. The clutch mates were born just days apart on Wednesday, April 6 and Sunday, April 10, respectively.

May 10

Location: Penguin Island

Memorial Day Weekend Officially Launches Adventure Aquarium Riverlink Ferry Combo Offer

All Aboard! The Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts will have a scenic and seaworthy connection all summer-long beginning this Memorial Day weekend. 

May 27

Visitors to Choose African Penguin Chick Names

Voting begins Friday, June 3 to name the newest penguin chicks at Adventure Aquarium. Guests are encouraged to vote with spare change and all monies collected will support endangered African penguins in the wild and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast Birds (SANCCOB).

June 03

Location: Zone E

Sea Turtle Cove Exhibit Announced on World Sea Turtle Day

Sea Turtle Cove, an exhibit focused on endangered species of sea turtles from around the globe as well the resident loggerhead and green sea turtles of Adventure Aquarium, will officially open to visitors on Saturday, June 18. 

June 16

Location: Ocean Realm

Swims into Shark Week with Rare New Species Added to Collection

Adventure Aquarium announced earlier today that two scalloped hammerheads, one male and one female, will now call the Ocean Realm exhibit their new home – just in time for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

June 21

Location: Shark Realm

Host 8th Annual African Penguin Awareness Weekend

Adventure Aquarium, in partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, is proud to announce the 8th Annual African Penguin Awareness Weekend, a festival which creates awareness for endangered African Penguins in the wild.

August 26

Location: Penguin Island

Announces Results from Historic African Penguin Awareness Weekend

The results are in! Adventure Aquarium’s African penguin colony spent the weekend raising money for wild penguins and it concluded on a perfectly positive note. A record-setting donation total of $16,441.86 was collected during the Aquarium’s 8th annual African Penguin Awareness Weekend, held during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

September 07

Location: Penguin Island

Honors Hometown Heroes during Patriot Week, September 10-18

Hometown Heroes, we salute you! All military, police, fire, EMS to receive special discount all week-long.

September 08

Special Sea Turtle Hatchling Sendoff Party During 2nd Annual Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend, October 8-10

Adventure Aquarium’s resident sea turtles are proud to announce their 2nd annual Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend, October 8 through 10, to raise awareness for endangered sea turtles in the wild and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

September 30

Location: Sea Turtle Cove

Results from Record-Breaking Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend

Koopa’s sendoff party was a definite success!  Adventure Aquarium’s resident sea turtles, along with Aquarium staff, spent last weekend raising money for sea turtles all over the world and saying goodbye to rehab and release hatchling, Koopa, before his departure later this month.  A record-setting donation total of $7,385.72 was collected during the Aquarium’s 2nd annual Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend, held during the Columbus Day holiday weekend. 

October 13

Location: Sea Turtle Cove

Return of Mermaids for a Limited-Time Engagement

Are Mermaids really real? Adventure Aquarium invites guests to believe in the possibility this November. Back by popular demand, the magical world of Mermaids returns from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 13 for a limited-time engagement at Adventure Aquarium.

October 25

Location: Ocean Realm Panoramic Window

Season of Giving Events

Experience the magic of the holiday season at local community events this November and December. Scuba Santa returns to Ocean Realm for Christmas Celebration on December 3rd!

November 15

Location: Adventure Aquarium

First-Ever Sandbar Shark Pups Born

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the newest additions to the largest collection of sharks on the east coast with the birth of two female sandbar shark pups in the facility’s Shark Realm exhibit. The sandbar pups are the first-ever to be born at Adventure Aquarium.

December 14

Location: Shark Realm