Special Events

Seasonal Date

Member Early Opens

Beginning on February 27th the Aquarium will open at 9:30 a.m. and Members will have the opportunity to take advantage of early access to the Aquarium.

February 27 - August 25

Location: Adventure Aquarium


FrogWatch USA is AZA’s, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, flagship citizen science program that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by identifying and reporting the calls of local species of frogs and toads. 

March 01 - March 04

Location: Adventure Aquarium

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

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®!


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