Join a hippo-sized summer of fun with our Hippo Festival this June 21 - July 21. This summer we are celebrating our lovely Nile Hippo girls, Button and Genny! The Adventure Aquarium hippos are getting a revamped home and some brand new friends are joining the Hippo Haven.
Not to worry, Hippo Haven will be open for you to visit Button and Genny all throughout construction.
Adventure Aquarium is THE place to see Nile hippos like never before!
This festival is included with a General Admission ticket or Membership to Adventure Aquarium.
Even though I’m a year 2000 baby, I am much larger than my sister, Button. That’s what 35 - 40 pounds of grain, Timothy hay, fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens will do for a growing hippo! We love to get our energy out with all of the fun enrichment activities our biologist buddies provide us.
Journey into Hippo Haven for a one-of-a-kind experience while our biologists toss tasty treats to our massive hippos.
Animal experts will teach you all about our two Nile hippos, Genny and Button. You’ll learn things like how to tell them apart, their back story and lots of fun hippo facts!
Get up close and learn more about some of our other fascinating animals on stage in both Hippo Haven and the Blue Mile.
Put on a disguise and look like a hippo when you get your face painted or shimmer and shine with a glitter tattoo when you visit the fun stations in the Blue Mile.
Try your foot at Hippo Hopscotch or take aim and play Hippo Bag-O in Penguin Park. The Rotunda is where Gill will be hosting his dance parties and Hippo Limbo!
We really are making this a Hippo-Sized Summer of Fun! Start planning your Adventure Aquarium visit now.
Hippo Festival activities are included with your General Admission June 21 - July 21!
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