Encounters

Go beyond the glass to get hands-on during a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with our animals! Get up close and more interactive than you ever imagined as we invite you to snorkel with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, tong-feed massive sea turtles, or participate in a special training exercise with our adorable penguins. 


Contact us at 844-474-FISH (3474) to insure availability.

Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.

Gift Guide Penguin Encounters

Penguin Pop-In Encounter

Ever dreamed of becoming pals with a penguin? Get set for an up close and personal opportunity with our African penguins.

As you purchase a General Admission ticket online, select the option to add on a Penguin Pop-In Encounter for an additional $29.99. General Admission ticket must be added to your shopping cart prior to selecting an add-on.

*Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees

Availability and Requirements

Price: $29.99 per person ($24.99 for Members)

Ages: Open to ages 5 and up (proof of age required, ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a paid participating parent or guardian)

What You Get:

  • 20 minutes with a pack of penguin pals
  • Exclusive time with a penguin expert

*Closed toe shoes are required*



Buy an Encounter

Buy an Encounter

Sea Turtles Up Close Adventures

Sea Turtle Encounter

Join this behind-the-scenes tour of our family of sea turtles. Help care for, train and tong feed green and loggerhead sea turtles from the top of our Ocean Realm exhibit.

Gold Members receive a one time only 20% discount for an encounter. After use of the 20% off discount, Gold Members will receive the 10% off discount. Cannot be combined with other special offers.


Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.


*Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees

Availability and Requirements

Price: $135 per person ($122 for Members)

What You Get: 

  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
  • A souvenir t-shirt

Ages: Open to ages 8 and up (proof of age required, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a paid participating parent or guardian)

 

Buy an Encounter

Buy an Encounter

OR

Call 844-474-FISH (3474)
to Book

Call 844-474-FISH (3474)
to Book

Gift Guide Shark and Ray Encounters

Shark & Ray In-Water Encounter

Have you ever looked a shark in the eye – with no glass barrier in between? Put on a wetsuit and test the waters in Shark Realm. Snorkel and come within inches of sandbar and sand tiger sharks. Then swim and feed dozens of playful stingrays, all in one visit!

Gold Members receive a one time only 20% discount for an encounter. After use of the 20% off discount, Gold Members will receive the 10% off discount.


Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.


*Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees

AVAILABILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Price: $185 per person ($167 for Members)

What You Get:

  • Shark & Ray Encounter experience
  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Souvenir snorkel and mask (All gear except bathing suits, towels, water shoes and toiletries will be provided.)

Estimated length of full experience: 1 hour 45 minutes (including approximately 45 minutes in the water)

Ages: Open to ages 12 and up (proof of age required, ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a paid participating parent or guardian)

 

Buy an Encounter

Buy an Encounter

OR

Call 844-474-FISH (3474)
to Book

Call 844-474-FISH (3474)
to Book

Have a question? Connect with our Customer Service Specialists in real time, from the comfort of your own home! 


Our Customer Service Specialists can offer assistance from ticketing questions, to assistance in booking your group visit, to purchasing a Membership or in booking Adventure Aquarium as a venue. Chat with us today!


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