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Adventure Aquarium

Discover the secrets of the world’s oceans and rivers while getting close to thousands of aquatic creatures at this riverside aquarium. 

Adventure Aquarium is a showcase of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the world’s many waterbodies. Enjoy an aquatic journey from Africa to the Amazon and Caribbean. Experience face-to-face encounters with friendly animals and deadly predators. Adventure Aquarium exhibits over 8,500 different creatures housed in four themed zones. 

Begin your tour in Zone A, where the Ocean Realm exhibit allows you to watch sharks, stingrays and turtles through huge panoramic windows. Marvel at the colors of Caribbean fish, learn about the life of piranhas in the Amazon rainforest and get the chance to touch a shark. Meet little blue penguins at the recreation of an Australian beach. Move on to Zone B to handle different species of rays.

In Zone C, the Kidzone and Gill’s Grotto have hands-on educational exhibits aimed at younger visitors. They’ll get to see curious species such as the Argentine horned frog and the chocolate chip sea star. Go on an entertaining underwater voyage at the 3-D movie theater and touch multicolored invertebrates at the Creature Feature pool.

Spot more sharks, including sandbar, tiger and zebra sharks, at the viewing bridge and walk-through tunnel in Zone D. Witness feedings and a day in the life of African hippos at the Hippo Haven exhibit. Zone E is the dining and retail area. Have a meal of burgers, hotdogs, Philadelphia-style cheesesteak and pretzels. Purchase marine-inspired gifts, artwork and souvenir photos.

Find the aquarium north of Wiggins Park & Marina, which is part of the Camden Waterfront district. Pay to park adjacent to the aquarium building. Public buses travel between the attraction and Downtown Camden. A ferry service also crosses the Delaware River to the waterfront of Philadelphia’s Center City district. 

Adventure Aquarium is open daily. There is an admission fee, which gives access to all exhibits, feedings and live shows. Additional fees are applicable for personal encounters with sea turtles, sharks and penguins. Visit the aquarium’s official website for more information.


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Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing ¥15,910
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Society Hill, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Independence Seaport Museum and Penn's Landing. Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center are also within 15 minutes. 2nd St. Station is 9 minutes by foot and 5th St. Station is 13 minutes.

    Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown ¥12,470
    Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

    Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

    201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ben Franklin National Memorial and Reading Terminal Market. Philadelphia Museum of Art and University of Pennsylvania are also within 1 mi (2 km). Race Vine Station is 6 minutes by foot and City Hall Station is 9 minutes.

      Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel ¥15,021
      Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

      Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

      401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Old City, this romantic hotel is steps from Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall, and Liberty Bell Center. Penn's Landing and Pennsylvania Hospital are also within 15 minutes. 5th St. Station is only a 3-minute walk and 2nd St. Station is 6 minutes.

        Philadelphia Marriott Old City ¥15,021
        Philadelphia Marriott Old City

        Philadelphia Marriott Old City

        1 Dock St, Philadelphia, PA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Society Hill, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, and Independence Hall. Liberty Bell Center and Pennsylvania Hospital are also within 15 minutes. 2nd St. Station is 5 minutes by foot and 5th St. Station is 10 minutes.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City ¥13,599
          DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

          DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

          237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Center City, this hotel is steps from Academy of Music, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Walnut Street. Jefferson University Hospital and City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Walnut Locust Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lombard South Station is 6 minutes.

            Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia ¥16,846
            Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

            Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

            433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is steps from Independence Mall, Independence Hall, and Liberty Bell Center. Penn's Landing and Pennsylvania Hospital are also within 10 minutes. 5th St. Station is only a 2-minute walk and 8th St Station is 7 minutes.

              Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront
              Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront

              Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront

              1 Penn St, Camden, NJ
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Camden, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adventure Aquarium and Rutgers - Camden Center for the Arts. BB&T Pavilion and Liberty Bell Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Apple Hostels ¥8,005
                Apple Hostels

                Apple Hostels

                32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of the American Revolution, Penn's Landing, and Independence Hall. Liberty Bell Center and Pennsylvania Hospital are also within 15 minutes. 2nd St. Station is only a 3-minute walk and 5th St. Station is 6 minutes.