Address: 1 Aquarium Drive | Camden, New Jersey 08103
Web Site: www.adventureaquarium.com
Distance: approximately 52 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour.
Hours of Operation: Open daily 9:30am-5:00pm.
Admission Prices: Admissions are scheduled every hour beginning at 9:30am. Adult: $16.95, Child (age 2—12): $13.95, Children under 2: FREE, Seniors (65 & up): $13.95. There is an annual family explorer passport membership for $125 which includes 2 adults and up to four children. There is a lot in front of the Aquarium and parking is $7.00/day.
Highlights: Does your child love fish, sharks and other marine life? Adventure Aquarium may be the place for her! Here she will find nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, FREE-flying birds, penguins and sea life from around the world to explore. Besides the over a dozen animal exhibits including Shark Realm and Penguin Island, there are also shows and programs given daily. There is also a state-of-the-art 4D Theater which is designed to make you feel like you are in the middle of the action. The Deep Sea feature takes you on an adventure at the bottom of the ocean floor. Combine this trip with a stop at the Camden’s Children’s Garden and you have a fun filled day for the whole family!
Atlantic City Aquarium
Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue | Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Web Site: www.oceanlifecenter.com
Distance: approximately 84 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Check website for details.
Admission Prices: Adults: $8.00, Seniors (ages 62 and up): $6.00, Children (ages 4-12): $5.00, Under 3: Free
Highlights: Offering a variety of exhibits including a Baby Stingray Touch Tank, Shark Touch Tank, Tropical Rain Forest, Live Diver Feeding Show and more.
Address: 300 Ocean Avenue | Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Web Site: www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium
Distance: approximately 56 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour and 6 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9:30am–5:00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm. Longer hours during Summer Season. Please see website for details.
Admission Prices: Adult: $10.00, Children 3 – 12 $6.00, Children 0-2 are Free
Highlights: Jenkinson’s Aquarium is a privately owned facility located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The aquarium is dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of marine life and conservation. Each exhibit is designed to promote awareness of the animals, their habitats and conservation. Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals give you the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Another attraction, the touch tank, allows visitors to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray!
The New York Aquarium
Address: Surf Avenue & West 8th | Brooklyn, NY 11224
Web Site: www.nyaquarium.com
Distance: approximately 52 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Hours of Operation: The Aquarium is open 365 days a year and the seasonal hours are as follows: April-May: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:30pm; Holidays 10:00am-5:30pm. May-Sept: Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm; Holidays 10:00am-7:00pm. Sept-Oct: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:30pm; Holidays 10:00am-5:30pm. Oct-March: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm; Holidays 10:00am-4:30pm. Last ticket is sold 45 minutes prior to closing.
Admission Prices: Adults $12.00, Children (2-12) $8.00, Seniors (65+) $8.00, *Children under 2 years are FREE. There is an opportunity for a family membership for $120.00 ($74.00 is tax deductible). This includes admission for two adults and children under the age of 18 as well as some other perks. Please see website for more details. Daytime parking until 8:00pm — $10.00.
Highlights: Feel like going on a nostalgic trip to Old Coney Island? Why not stop at the New York Aquarium! Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home to over 350 species of aquatic wildlife and over 8,000 animals. Whether you are watching sea lions perform at the Aquatheater, sharks and eels swim at Glover’s Reef, or penguins eating at the Sea Cliffs, you are bound to see some interesting animals.