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Make your autumn aquatic during NEW Scarecrows of the Sea at Adventure Aquarium! A crew of colorful scarecrows will be cropping up across the aquarium for a limited time, inviting you to explore life underwater with fun fall flair.
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.
Pacific blacktip reef sharks display a prominent appearance different from an Atlantic blacktip reef shark, because of the distinct black markings on their fins.
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!
The excitement continues in Adventure Aquarium's 3D Theater. The 3D theater is a one-of-a-kind movie 3D projection experience, providing an immersive, thrilling experience that's fun for the whole family
Visit Creature Feature, Adventure Aquarium's touch pool with creatures from the rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest, where guests will have the chance to see and touch slick, slimy and all-around cool Invertebrates.
Head to The Grotto inside KidZone (Zone C), our playground under the sea and prepare to roll up your sleeves and become part of the aquarium experience as you get hands on with more than a dozen warm-water invertebrates.
This summer we are celebrating our lovely Nile Hippo girls, Button and Genny! The Adventure Aquarium hippos are getting a revamped home and some brand new friends are joining the Hippo Haven.
Welcome to KidZone, where children are invited to connect with nature by getting hand’s on!
Welcome to the home of the Little Blues - the smallest and cutest penguins in the world! Enjoy a day at the beach on a sandy Australian shoreline, get to know the flock with exceptional underwater views and fall in love with these adorable little birds.
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!
Penguin Park is the perfect setting for families to play, explore and connect.
Deep in the Amazon is a world like no other, where piranha swim in a waterfall tucked away in the vast rainforest. Off in the distance, a storm approaches…are you ready for the journey?
Walk through the twists and turns of Pirates Passage, and witness hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish, seahorses, lobster, jellyfish, eels and more.
Sea Turtle Cove, located in Zone A adjacent to the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm, focuses on endangered species of sea turtles from around the globe as well the resident loggerhead and green sea turtles of Adventure Aquarium.
Do you dare to cross? Shark Bridge, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is the longest rope suspension bridge of its kind, allowing you to walk just inches above sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks along with other animals.
Over 20 sharks and 200 animals live in Shark Realm, which features Sandbar Sharks, Sandtiger Sharks, and Nurse Sharks in 550,000 gallons of water. You will find yourself completely surrounded by some of the fiercest creatures in the ocean.
Our 40-foot Shark Tunnel provides the experience of being completely surrounded by Shark Realm with dozens of sharks and 200 other animals swimming above and around you.
Welcome to Stingray Beach Club, where it’s always warm and sunny and even though you’re inside, it feels bright and airy like you’ve been transported to a tropical island oasis.
You and your family and friends will be thrilled to actually TOUCH and FEEL some of the most exotic sharks in the world in the TOUCH A SHARK exhibit.
Take a “dive” into the ocean with our four NEW VR experiences and choose an adventure in the Underwater Explorer. Additional costs apply.
Experience the holiday season deep beneath the surface during Christmas Underwater, see Scuba Santa, the World's Tallest & Smallest Underwater Christmas Trees and more.
Check back for details about our next F.I.S.H. Night.
Adventure Aquarium is committed to creating an inclusive, entertaining and educational experience for all guests, including those with autism and other sensory sensitivities, for whom a typical trip to the Aquarium can be much more challenging. Members just need to show ID card at entry, reservations strongly recommended for General Admission.
Magical creatures filled the seas and imagination came to life as real-life mermaids dove beneath the waves swimming among 15,000 amazing animals right before your eyes.