Shark Summer

This Shark Summer is about all sharks, both BIG and small. Now through September 2, see even more sharks during Shark Summer at the best place to experience these mysterious creatures.

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This festival is included with a General Admission ticket or Membership to Adventure Aquarium.


Baby Sharks Baby Shark Summer Pacifier

Awww, they’ve got their daddy’s teeth! For a limited time, visit our delivery of baby sandbar sharks in a never-before-seen section of the Aquarium, the behind-the-scenes Shark Nursery. This new section will be open for you to see these little babies and learn more about what it’s like for our experts to take care of them. We’ve got baby shark fever!

Shark Summer Experiences

Adventure Aquarium is THE place for sharks, especially during Shark Summer. There are so many ways to get up close to the underwater world of sharks and immerse yourself in these mysterious creatures. Get ready to experience the most unique views of sharks from above and below the water!


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Shark Bridge

Do you dare to cross? Shark Bridge, presented by Horizon, is the longest rope suspension bridge of it’s kind, allowing you to walk just inches above sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks along with other animals.

Shark Bridge
Shark Bridge

Shark Tunnel

Our 40-foot Shark Tunnel provides the experience of being completely surrounded by Shark Realm with over 20 sharks and 200 other animals swimming above and around you.

Shark Tunnel
Shark Tunnel

Touch a Shark

Get hands on with some of the most exotic sharks in the world and watch them glide gracefully by you through the water.

Touch a Shark
Touch a Shark

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Start planning your Shark Summer visit and be some of the first in the nation to see our Baby Sharks! Shark Summer activities, July 25 - September 2, are included with your General Admission.

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Even more shark to experience

During Shark Summer, there are even more ways to experience and learn all about the underwater world of sharks! Visit Shark Realm for daily shark feedings, test your knowledge during Shark Trivia and join a Shark Realm Chat as one of our shark experts discusses our beautiful Shark Realm and the animals that inhabit it.

Suggested Activities

Shark Realm

Over 20 sharks and 200 animals live in our 550,000-gallon shark realm. So you can find yourself completely surrounded by some of the fiercest creatures in the ocean. Like sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks and more.

Location: Zone D

Ocean Realm

In Adventure Aquarium's Ocean Realm Exhibit, guests come face-to-face with 760,000 gallons of seawater and over 400 animals, including southern stingrays, silky sharks, zebra shark, hammerhead shark and more!

Location: Zone A

Shark Realm Chat

Meet a shark expert and learn about the residents of shark realm.

Showtimes daily

Location: Shark Realm

Bamboo Shark

Get up close with white spotted bamboo and brown banded bamboo sharks in our Touch A Shark Exhibit, presented by Humana.

Location: Touch A Shark

Blacktip Shark

The blacktip shark gets its name from its distinctive black markings on the tips of its fins. Although it is found worldwide, it is one of the most common sharks found inshore off the coast of Florida.

Location: Shark Realm

Great Hammerhead Shark

Adventure Aquarium has the distinction of being the only aquarium in the United States with a great hammerhead shark on exhibit. Although there are nine different species of hammerhead shark in the world, the great hammerhead is the biggest.

Location: Ocean Realm

Nurse Shark

The nurse shark is a common inshore bottom-dwelling shark, found in tropical and subtropical waters, and its typical habitats are reefs, channels between mangrove islands and sand flats.

Location: Shark Realm

Sandbar Shark

The sandbar shark, also known as the brown shark, is one of the biggest coastal sharks in the world. It is the most common shark species swimming along the mid-Atlantic coast. Its most distinguishing characteristic is a taller than average first dorsal fin.

Location: Shark Realm

Sand Tiger Shark

The sand tiger shark is a large, slow-moving shark notable for its jagged teeth and menacing appearance. This shark looks fierce as it slowly swims with its mouth open and needle-like teeth exposed.

Location: Shark Realm

Silky Shark

The silky shark is named for the smooth texture of its skin, which is made up of densely packed scales called dermal denticles. It is one of the most abundant sharks and can be found in tropical waters around the world.

Location: Ocean Realm