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Cichlids are one of the largest families of fish, with over 1600 described species. New species are discovered annually and scientists estimate there may be as many as 3000 species.
They're cute. They walk funny. They're flightless. But these little guys sure can swim. They're African penguins and you can find them at Penguin Island!
Around one in one million lobsters is blue like the one found at Adventure Aquarium. A genetic defect causes these lobsters to produce an excessive amount of protein, which combines with another molecule to give them a blue color.
The Argentine horned frog rarely moves. They hide on the forest floor, partially covered with leaves, waiting for a potential meal to scurry by. Horned frogs have a voracious appetite and will eat anything that can fit into its mouth, including snakes, mice, birds and other frogs.
Perhaps one of KidZone's quirkiest inhabitants, axolotls are a must-see for visitors to Zone C. Axolotls live exclusively in small lake complex near Mexico City.
Get up close with white spotted bamboo and brown banded bamboo sharks in our Touch A Shark Exhibit, presented by Humana.
The large black bumps that resemble chocolate chips to us, make the sea star look less appetizing to potential predators.
See and touch a variety of cold water invertebrates, because there’s no better way to gain an appreciation for marine life than by connecting with nature by getting hands-on!
Clownfish are famous for their symbiotic relationship with anemones. Anemones, related to jellyfish, have the ability to sting animals that touch their tentacles. However, clownfish have protective slime that covers their bodies so that the anemones do not sting them.
Corals are ancient animals related to jellies and anemones that live in large colonies.
In certain exhibits throughout Adventure Aquarium you'll spot them swimming and slithering through the water. They are unusual, rare and exotic - they're Adventure Aquarium's eel species!
French angelfish are often confused with their close relative, the gray angelfish. French angelfish have black scales edged with bright yellow while gray angelfish lack the yellow trim.
The Queensland grouper, also known simply as the giant grouper, is the world’s largest bony fish found in coral reefs. It can weigh up to 800 pounds when fully grown.
See one of the coolest and exotic of the deep ocean creatures: The giant Pacific octopus.
Although there are nine different species of hammerhead shark in the world, the great hammerhead is the biggest.
Head to Adventure Aquarium’s 760,000 gallon Ocean Realm Exhibit to see some of our most popular animals: Green Sea Turtles!
The blue hippo tang is a species of surgeonfish that has many different common names, including the royal blue tang, regal tang and palette surgeonfish.
Head to Adventure Aquarium's Hippo Haven to meet and witness Button and Genny, two massive Nile hippos (3,000 lbs each).
Learn all about and gain a better appreciation for horseshoe crabs - those familiar beach dwellers with a hard shelled body with two large eyes.
Jellyfish ancestors first appeared 500 million years ago and were the first animals known to swim using muscles instead of drifting with ocean waves and currents.
The laughing kookaburra is the largest of the kingfishers, but unlike its relatives, it prefers a diet of rodents, reptiles and insects over fish.
One of the most fascinating and delicate creatures in the animal kingdom, Seahorses are fish, though they are also closely related to pipefish and sea dragons.
Little blue penguins are the smallest species of penguin in the world, growing an average of 13 inches in height and weighing in at just 3 pounds on average.
Ocean Realm is home to loggerhead sea turtles, including everyone’s favorite: Bob, a female loggerhead that can often be seen greeting guests in front of the viewing window.
Visit KidZone (Zone C) to meet the quirky mata mata turtle, a freshwater species found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins.
Visit Frog Alley in KidZone, Zone C to come face to face with a variety of interesting amphibian species, including Amazon milk frogs. The name "milk frog" comes from the poisonous white secretion this frog produces when threatened.
Everyone loves turtles! You will fall in love with Adventure Aquarium's diamondback terrapin exhibit, only in Rivers of the World.
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.
This beautiful species have a distinctive gold-brown bell with reddish tentacles.
Poison dart frogs are an excellent example of warning colorations. Dart frogs are very toxic and will most likely kill anything that tries to eat it.
Piranha are known for their razor-sharp teeth and relentless bite. In fact, the word piranha translates to “tooth fish” in the Brazilian language Tupí. With its sharp teeth and pack-hunting behavior, the piranha is imagined by many to be a ferocious predator, especially in Hollywood movies.
The fancy fins of the red lionfish are beautiful, but this fish can be quite dangerous.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the common snake-necked turtle, also known as the Australian snake-necked turtle.
Adventure Aquarium is proud to offer our guests a variety of stingray species as well as a variety of ways to experience these fascinating, curious creatures.
In nature, you’ll find the Surinam toad in the rivers and streams of South America.
Frog Alley in KidZone (Zone C) is also home to the texturized and fascinating Vietnamese mossy frog! The mossy frog's red, green and black coloration along with uneven, bumpy texture enables it to blend in among mosses and lichens within its habitat.
KidZone is home to a touch tank known as The Grotto. The Grotto contains some of the slimiest, coolest warm-water inhabitants around!
Venture on over to Hippo Haven, home to Button and Genny, the only Nile hippos in the world to be exhibited at an Aquarium.
Ocean Realm holds more than 760,000 gallons of water and is home to loggerhead and green sea turtles, southern stingrays, silky sharks, Pacific black tip sharks, a great hammerhead shark, and more!
Don’t miss out on visiting Stingray Beach Club, where it’s always warm and sunny! While in the Beach Club, guests are invited to dip their hands into our stingray touch pool.
Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Bridge, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, provides a unique aerial view and allows guests to walk just INCHES above sandbar, sand tiger, and nurse sharks.
Our 40-foot Shark Tunnel is the longest in New Jersey and provides an immersive experience that surrounds you with dozens of sharks and countless other aquatic animals as they swim above, beside, and around you.
Take a “dive” into the ocean with our NEW VR pods! Additional costs apply.
Visit Touch-A-Shark to TOUCH and FEEL unique species of sharks!
Check out our colony of curious African penguins, explore the outdoor soft play area, and admire the pollinators visiting the monarch butterfly garden.
Piranha Falls offers a unique, multi-sensory experience that mimics the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rainforest.
Shark Realm’s 550,000-gallon exhibit is home to more than 200 animals and several shark species, including sand bar, sand tiger, and nurse sharks.
Join Captain Darkbeard’s crew to navigate the twists and turns of Pirate’s Passage to witness hundreds of brightly-colored tropical fish, eerie eels, and more!
Little Blue Beach is home to Adventure Aquarium’s colony of Little Blue penguins – the smallest species of penguin in the world!
The 3D theater is a one-of-a-kind, immersive movie experience that’s fun for the whole family – and it’s included with General Admission!
Check out Creature Feature, Adventure Aquarium’s touch pool of aquatic animals from the rocky, inter-tidal marine ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.
The Grotto is the perfect place to roll up your sleeves for the chance to touch our unique warm-water invertebrates in this aquatic playground.
KidZone features hands-on, immersive activities and exhibits with Adventure Aquarium's youngest guests in mind.
Learn more about sea turtle conservation while getting the perfect panoramic view of the loggerhead and green sea turtles living in our 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit.
Join the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium for an awesome overnight adventure, sleeping up close near one of the aquarium exhibits.