Are you looking for something to do during the Summer months? Or perhaps you need something to do in the dead of winter? I have the perfect solution! Spend the day at Adventure Aquarium! This week starts one of Summer’s most famous week on TV: Shark Week! I am so excited that my family and I got to experience it live.
We spent the entire day at the aquarium, and they have so much to see and do. And because I want to share about the entire day, I am breaking up this post into two parts. This one will be all about the sharks. And that is pretty awesome!
We had a really easy trip down to Camden. Since we live in the Lehigh Valley, we are only 90 minutes away, which made it perfect for a day trip! Adventure Aquarium has the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast.
We got to the aquarium right as it opened, which was nice. When reading about the aquarium, someone mentioned to do the tour in reverse. And since the sharks were in section D, that is exactly where we headed. The first thing you saw were the hippos, which we decided to check them out later. We passed by some jellyfish on our way to the shark tunnel, and they were so neat to see.
But weren’t we talking about sharks? Yeah, let’s get back to the sharks at Adventure Aquarium! It is so hard to explain what it is like to be entering their 40-foot shark tunnel. It is somewhat intimidating. It is definitely the unknown. But, most importantly, it is totally awesome!
I am so glad we got there early, because it was amazing to just stand there and watched them swim. And swim. And swim some more!(I really wish my camera would have gotten better pictures, they just don’t do these creatures justice) Getting there early was a good decision, because when we went back after lunch, it was really crowded.
After that, we took a stroll through the gift shop on the way to the next part of Adventure Aquarium. Since we wanted to continue with the shark theme, we headed to the Touch-a-shark tank. Well, my teenagers got a total charge over that. And I really like how the attendant talked about the sharks and Shark Week. Totally cool.
Before lunch, we checked out the “Shark Den”. It is a viewing area that is floor-to-ceiling glass where you can just sit and watch the sharks and sting rays. I could have spent hours there, but we still had so much to see.
Adventure Aquarium Shark Realm Tips:
- Get there early. It gets crowded quickly. Especially if you have a stroller.
- Test your camera settings immediately. Read up on how to use your settings properly.
- Be prepared to spend a lot of time there.
- Take time to listen to one of the talks from the shark experts. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, they thrive on it.
- Did you know that Adventure Aquarium has a great hammerhead shark in captivity?
So are you ready to experience Shark Week LIVE At Adventure Aquarium?
Stay tuned for the rest of the review in an upcoming post.
*Disclaimer: My family and I received complimentary admission into the aquarium to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.