Get up close and more interactive than you could ever imagine as we invite you to go behind-the-scenes with Nile hippos or tong-feed massive sea turtles.
In addition to enhanced health and safety measures, capacity for encounters has been limited to host one family/group at a time, creating a more exclusive and memorable experience.
Help feed the hippos and get all of your hip-tastic questions answered. Find out where our hippos go when they aren’t out on exhibit in this exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter with our Nile Hippos, Button & Genny.
Go behind the scenes for an up-close encounter with the animals serving as our animal ambassadors. During this 40-minute encounter, you will meet four of the lesser seen yet equally fascinating mammals, birds, and reptiles in our collection.
Even wonder what happens behind the scenes at Adventure Aquarium? A member of our husbandry team will take you on a guided, in-depth tour highlighting what goes into running an aquarium and providing exceptional care for our animals.
Free parking for 1 car
A souvenir t-shirt
Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees.
Must be 8 years of age or older to participate. Proof of age required, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a paid participating parent or guardian. Closed toed shoes are required.
Guests may be in close proximity to a masked Adventure Aquarium staff member for the duration of the encounter.
Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.
- Each session is for up to six (6) guests.
- Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
- Estimated length of full experience: 1 hour 45 minutes (including approximately 45 minutes in the water)
Shark & Ray Encounter experience
General Admission to the aquarium
Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
Souvenir snorkel and mask (All gear except bathing suits, towels, water shoes and toiletries will be provided.)
Closed toed shoes are required.
Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees
Proof of age required, ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a paid participating parent or guardian. Closed toed shoes are required.
Primary Animals: African Bullfrog, Southern Three Banded and Large Hairy Armadillos, Parrot-demonstrating a behavior, Black Throated Monitor, and Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
Secondary Animals: Pine Snake, Red Footed and Yellow Footed Tortoise, Sand Boa, Giant African Millipede, Australian Bearded Dragon, Lesser Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec, and Chinchillas
Reservations are required for all guests to enter the aquarium.