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Members of the news media are welcome to contact us with any inquiries. Please contact 1-844-474-FISH (3474) and ask for the Public Relations Department.

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All members of the news media requesting interview and/or on-site filming access at Adventure Aquarium must contact our Public Relations department in advance of their arrival. Members of the news media must be escorted by an Adventure Aquarium team member at all times while on property.

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Press Releases

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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

Welcomes Its Own Baby New Year

Adventure Aquarium welcomed its own “Baby New Year” of 2017 with the announcement of a new loggerhead sea turtle hatchling earlier today.

January 02

Location: Adventure Aquarium

Baby Boom Continues! First-Ever Little Blue Penguin Chick Hatched

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the hatching of its first-ever little blue penguin chick, just days before the one year anniversary of the opening of Little Blue Beach and the arrival of the little blue penguin colony.  The chick hatched inside a nesting box to first-time parents, Sheila and Goose, on the Little Blue Beach exhibit on December 3, 2016 under the watchful eye of Aquarium staff.

January 09

Location: Little Blue Beach

Little Blue Additions

Adventure Aquarium officially announced two adult female little blue penguins were added to the colony to help support the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA’s) Species Survival Plan (SSP). With the new female penguins’ arrival the colony now consists of five females and six males.

January 19

Location: Little Blue Beach

The Fab Four: African Penguin Chicks Hatch to Thriving Colony

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the hatching of four African penguins, bolstering an already booming colony at Penguin Island. The new additions hatched in two clutches just weeks apart from each other in December, 2016.

January 26

Location: Penguin Island

What’s New at AAQ for 2017

Four African penguin chicks, a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling, a school of piranha and more came together to introduce Adventure Aquarium’s new animals, exhibits and programming for 2017.

January 31

Location: Adventure Aquarium

First-Ever Little Blue Penguin Chick Name Announced

Adventure Aquarium’s first-ever little blue penguin chick has been given a name just weeks after the announcement of her hatching.

February 06

Location: Little Blue Beach

Baby New Year Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling Name Announced

On the first #TurtleTuesday of February 2017, Adventure Aquarium announced the name of its rehab and release loggerhead sea turtle hatchling.

February 07

Location: Sea Turtle Cove

CELEBRATES ALL THINGS HIPPO THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

Back and bigger than ever, visitors to Adventure Aquarium will be able to show the #HippoLove during Hippo Awareness Weekend, Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20. Due to its popularity, the event has expanded to include activities in Zone D’s Hippo Haven as well as the Blue Mile, located in Zone B.

February 13

Location: Hippo Haven

ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING DONATION TO SAVE HIPPOS IN THE WILD

Adventure Aquarium guests have helped raise a record-setting $16,093.24 donation during Hippo Awareness Weekend, held over the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. All of the funds raised from the weekend benefit the non-profit organization Turgwe Hippo Trust in Zimbabwe, Africa and the wild hippos that reside there.

February 22

Location: Hippo Haven

FIRST-EVER LITTLE BLUE CHICK AND PENGUIN BEACH BABES OFFICIALLY MOVE IN TO LITTLE BLUE BEACH

Adventure Aquarium announced the newest little blue penguins, two adult female little blues and the Aquarium’s first-ever little blue chick, as permanent residents of the Little Blue Beach exhibit.

February 24

Location: Little Blue Beach

PIRANHA FALLS, AN AMAZON EXPERIENCE OPENING APRIL 7

Adventure Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Piranha Falls, an Amazon experience, will open to guests on Friday, April 7.

March 28

Location: Piranha Falls

Packing Penguins and Sharks into Easter Baskets

Parents of adventurous kids, and adults alike, looking for more than just chocolate bunnies in their Easter baskets can look no further. Due to popular demand, Adventure Aquarium has added additional behind the scenes opportunities with African penguins and sharks this Spring Break, Aquarium officials announced today.

April 10

PENGUIN ISLAND EXHIBIT RENOVATIONS ANNOUNCED

Just one day before World Penguin Day, Aquarium officials announced that Penguin Island, home to Adventure Aquarium’s largest-ever African penguin colony, will undergo major renovations. World Penguin Day is officially celebrated annually on April 25 but the Aquarium had a head start on the holiday with the announcement. The open-air exhibit, built in 1998, contains 17,000 gallons of water and a 20-foot underwater viewing window.

April 24

Location: Penguin Island

ARRIVAL OF PENGUIN CHICKS GIVE TWO FIRST-TIME MOMS AN EXTRA SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY

Adventure Aquarium officially announced the hatching of two female penguin chicks, one from each penguin species exhibited at the Aquarium, earlier today. The Aquarium’s 27th African penguin chick, a girl named Lemmie, and the second little blue chick ever to hatch at the Aquarium, also a female and yet to be named, are doing well and growing fast.

May 11

Location: Adventure Aquarium

SHARKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT FIRST-EVER SHARK AWARENESS EVENT THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Everyone’s favorite apex predator will be in the spotlight this upcoming Memorial holiday weekend, as Adventure Aquarium prepares to celebrate all things shark from Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29.

May 22

Location: Zone D