Join a hippo-sized summer of fun during our Hippo Festival through July 21. This summer we are celebrating our lovely Nile Hippo girls, Button and Genny! There are even more hippo feedings and chances to learn about our hippos from animal experts. Plus, hippo-sized fun throughout the aquarium with games, storytelling, facepainting and much more!
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 friend, 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.
Want to meet our hippos in person? Book a behind-the-scenes Hippo Encounter for an unparalleled experience!
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.
*Additional fees apply
Button and Genny would love your help with donations to benefit the Turgwe Hippo Trust, a non-profit organization in Zimbabwe, Africa. Every Saturday during the Hippo Festival (July 6, 13, and 20) will be dedicated to raising funds to help support this trust while you are learning all about hippos. We thank you for your supportLearn More
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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