Special Events

Seasonal Date

Little Blue Penguin Chick Naming

Our husbandry staff came up with 3 names for our little blue chick and now we need your help choosing one! Vote for your favorite name, the name with the most votes will be the winning name for the little blue.

May 11

Location: Little Blue Beach

Shark Awareness Weekend

Prepare yourself for Memorial Day Weekend as we focus on the world’s most misunderstood predator – the shark.

May 27 - May 29

Location: Shark Realm

African Penguin Awareness Weekend

Join us for our annual celebration dedicated to everyone’s favorite little flightless feathered friends.

September 02 - September 04

Location: Penguin Island

Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend

Get to know our resident sea turtles during a weekend of turtle-tastic fun!

Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend is included with a General Admission ticket.


October 07 - October 09

Location: Ocean Realm Panoramic Window


Due to popular demand, the Mermaid Experience will return this coming November to Adventure Aquarium.

November 04 - November 12

Location: Adventure Aquarium

Christmas Celebration

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season during the Philadelphia region's most unique holiday tradition: Christmas Celebration, featuring the one and only Scuba Santa®!

Summer Sea Camp Programs

Summer Sea Camp is just around the corner and the Center for Aquatic Sciences provides a week long camp full of educational programming your child will love.

Various weeks depending on age group