July 25, 2022
CAMDEN, N.J. (July 25, 2022) – Adventure Aquarium is shining a spotlight on the pearly whites of the ocean’s most feared creatures with some help from a new magical friend during Shark Tooth Summer from August 4-September 5. This month-long celebration will highlight the Aquarium’s jaw-some collection of sharks and introduce the BRAND-NEW Scuba Tooth Fairy, who will use their special skills to find and scoop up the fallen shark teeth hidden in the sand of their Ocean Realm Exhibit, which is home to the Aquarium’s endangered great hammerhead shark.
On average, sharks lose about 35,000 teeth in their lifetime, and as the proud home to the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, Adventure Aquarium’s Scuba Tooth Fairy won’t be short on teeth to find. In addition to their great hammerhead, the Aquarium’s collection of sharks includes sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, Pacific black tip sharks, nurse sharks, silky sharks, whitespotted bamboo sharks, brownbanded bamboo sharks, and epaulette sharks.
Full details on the offerings of Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer can be found below:
SCUBA TOOTH FAIRY (FREE)
The Scuba Tooth Fairy will appear, for the first time ever, in Adventure Aquarium’s Ocean Realm exhibit, diving DAILY at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. During these magical appearances, the Scuba Tooth Fairy will sift through the sand in search of shark teeth of all shapes and sizes. Ocean Realm is home to several shark species, including Pacific black tips, silky sharks, and a great hammerhead shark.
SHARK ACTIVITY KIT (DONATION)
Guests can add to the fun by purchasing a Shark Activity Kit complete with an activity sheet, Adventure Aquarium pencil, and a shark-shaped pencil gripper. Activities kits are available for purchase online and onsite for $3 as a donation to the Adventure Aquarium ACTS conservation fund.
SHARK & RAY ENCOUNTER (PAID)
Put on a wetsuit and snorkel to test the water and get within inches of Adventure Aquarium’s collection of sandbar and sand tiger sharks. After meeting their shiver of sharks, guests can swim with and feed dozens of playful stingrays. Shark & Ray Encounters are available to purchase online only – BOOK HERE – and are limited to Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays at 10 a.m. OR 1 p.m. **Children must be at least 12 years old to participate.
TOP OF SHARK REALM TOURS (DONATION)
Get a behind-the-scenes, aerial view of Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Realm exhibit, which is home to dozens of aquatic creatures, including sandbar and sand tiger sharks. Tours are available to purchase online only for $15, with a portion of proceeds going to support Adventure Aquarium ACTS – BOOK HERE. For an additional $5, guests can add a commemorative photo to their experience. **Children must be at least two (2) years old to participate.
SHARK CART (PAID)
Check out the Shark Cart in Shark Den to purchase a number of shark-themed mementos, including plushies, t-shirts and other fin-tastic and eco-friendly souvenirs.
& A LITTLE SOME-FIN EXTRA (FREE)
Adventure Aquarium will also offer other educational and entertaining shark experiences throughout Shark Tooth Summer! Chat with a Shark Expert to learn more about the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures, test your shark knowledge during a Shark-centric edition of the Walk the Plank game show, or catch shark-themed lights at the top of each hour in the Aquarium’s dazzling Rotunda.
Adventure Aquarium also offers many unique ways to view their collection of sharks. These unique viewing experiences include:
Adventure Aquarium offers guests the chance to walk across the world’s longest shark bridge which is suspended just inches above the water, with an aerial view of several large species of shark! (Shark Realm)
For a more immersive view of our sharks, guests can walk through Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tunnel, which also happens to be the longest in New Jersey! (Shark Realm)
Guests have the chance to touch and feel some of the most exotic shark species in the world by visiting the Aquarium’s Touch-A-Shark exhibit (Zone A).
Guests looking to enjoy Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer can book their reservations now at AdventureAquarium.com.
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Adventure Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 aquatic animals exhibited throughout two million gallons of water and offers unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like up-close animal encounters, the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, and the longest shark bridge in the world. Some of the Aquarium’s most unique residents include Anchor, the great hammerhead shark, a colony of endangered African penguins, and our Nile beauties Button and Genny – the only hippos in the world to be exhibited at an aquarium. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for more than 30 years, Adventure Aquarium is held to the highest standards in animal care and exhibition. For more information or to plan your visit, go to AdventureAquarium.com.
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