Adventure Aquarium Visitors to Choose African Penguin Chick Names

Adventure Aquarium Visitors to Choose African Penguin Chick Names 

Summer season #NameMeMaybe? contest asks guests to vote for their favorite names! 



A major decision will be made in 2016 and every vote counts.

Beginning Friday, June 3, an official Voting Station, located in the Aquarium’s main entrance lobby, will display six name options for the young birds.  Using spare change, guests visiting Adventure Aquarium will be able to vote for their favorite name choices all summer long. 

The winning names will be announced following the 8th annual African Penguin Awareness Weekend, being held Labor Day weekend (September 3-5). 100% of donations collected will support endangered African penguins in the wild and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Adventure Aquarium plans to do a dollar-for-dollar match for all funds raised during the voting period and African Penguin Awareness Weekend.


 Friday, June 3, 2016 through Monday, September 5, 2016


Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103



Aquarium Members and social media fans were asked to suggest names for the African penguin chicks in a contest held on the Aquarium’s website.  Over 1,100 names were submitted during the two week nomination period.  The nominations were then narrowed down to the six finalist names by the biologists who care for the birds.