Summer is here and that can only mean one thing: SHARKS. No one does sharks better than Adventure Aquarium, especially during #SharkSummer! The largest collection of sharks on the East Coast resides right here and now you can discover the world’s most misunderstood predator in so many ways. This July and August, before you hit the beach, we invite you to #ExploreBeforeTheShore and get to know the sharks swimming right in our own backyard of the Atlantic Ocean!
Jersey Native sharks, including Shark Realm residents sand tiger, nurse and sandbar sharks, are vital to the ocean’s ecosystems as apex predators. Did you know many species of sharks migrate to the Delaware Bay for their pupping (aka baby sharks!) grounds? Explore just how important these animals are to the health of our ocean and ways we as humans can help protect them.
Walk through our Shark Tunnel, a 180 degree view of Shark Realm, our second largest exhibit at Adventure Aquarium and home sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks – species all found in the Jersey Shore coastal waters.
Visit Ocean Realm and meet Anchor, our great hammerhead, who is also the only great hammerhead on exhibit in the United States.
Did you know stingrays are close relatives of sharks? You can interact with a variety of stingray species, including opportunities to touch and feed them, in Stingray Beach Club. Their skin feels super smooth and their the friendliest “shark cousins” you’ll ever meet!
FREE Shark Fin Hats! Be one of the first 500 guests on Tuesday, July 24 or Thursday, July 26 and get an exclusive Shark Week Shark Fin hat (until supplies last).
Show off your inner shark this #SharkSummer by visiting Stacey’s Face Painting in the Rotunda for a shark transformation. On select days, stop by the Sport Clips table in the Blue Mile for a complimentary Shark Fin Mohawk or Mermaid Tail hair do. You’ll also receive an exclusive Sports Clips discount offer when you visit their table (Cherry Hill and Mt. Laurel, New Jersey locations only).
Sports Clips Dates: 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 8/1
No matter how you do #SharkSummer, Adventure Aquarium is the place for you! Remember, #ExploreBeforeTheShore.