Specialty Day participants to enjoy unique, relaxing yoga session with sea life!

Guests will have a completely new experience on Saturday, August 26, 2017 during Aquarium’s first-ever Yoga Day, Aquarium officials announced today. Two hour-long sessions will be available, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., where yogis can relax in front of the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit while an AAQ biologist instructs the class. Yoga Day is open to participants aged 18 years and older of all skill levels.

“We like offering our guests fun, new ways to enjoy Adventure Aquarium,” said Lindsay Rosenberg, Sales Manager. “Where else in the Delaware Valley can you watch beautiful sea life while holding a yoga pose? Whether you are an experienced yogi or brand new to yoga, practicing in front of dozens of sharks, stingrays and fish is definitely a unique opportunity.”

Following the yoga sessions, participants can stay and tour the aquarium featuring sharks, sea turtles, hippos and thousands of other aquatic species. Additional tickets can also be purchased for guests not participating in the yoga class at a discounted rate.

“After yoga, we recommend our yoga participants head to Zone D where, after visiting Nile hippos, Genny and Button, they can spend some time meditating in front of the relaxing jelly exhibits,” said Rosenberg. “They can also sit in Ocean Realm Theater and watch the sea turtles cruise around. You’ll leave here feeling really calm and peaceful – definitely bringing AAQ’s Yoga Day full circle.”

Those interested in participating in Yoga Day are encouraged to reserve tickets now as space is limited. Participants are also asked to bring their own mats to class. For more information or to purchase tickets for AAQ Yoga Day, please visit

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States as well as a rare scalloped hammerhead shark. AAQ is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have little blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. Open daily. For more information, visit