Just across the Delaware from Philadelphia sits Camden, New Jersey. Camden is home to Campbell Soup, and (as it turned out) one of the largest, coolest aquariums in the United States. We swung by there on our way out of Philly, before heading toward New York City. It was well, well worth the time and cost to get in!
The tanks were amazingly big and the whole place was so interactive. The kids had an awesome time running around, exploring, and touching everything they could get their germy hands on. We were lucky to be able to visit on a weekday, so there weren’t many other people there with us. We basically had the run of the joint! Just us and fishes. Lots, and lots of fishes…
They had a stingray room where you could touch some pretty massive rays. I declined because I have a healthy fear of those little dudes after being stung by one when I was a kiddo. That’s a story for another day.
They had a whole floor devoted to tiny tots. It was a toddler’s paradise! There were things to climb on and crawl through.
Tanks that you could go under and feel like you are inside.
And even more animals to touch and learn about!
They also had sharks to pet. I have to wonder, who wants to pet a shark? I’ve seen ‘Shark Week’ too many times to be kosher with that.
Apparently, Alex has missed out on the ‘Shark Week’ experience.
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
*Open daily – 10am – 5pm
– Admission is $17.95 for children 2-12 and $24.95 for 13+, Parking is $10, Food available for purchase