Adventure Aquarium Visit & Ticket Giveaway

Yesterday, we had the most fantastic time at the Philadelphia’s Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront. Our visit was LONG overdue as I hadn’t taken Kenzie since she was 18 months old and little Kyle has NEVER visited an Aquarium before. The kids were crazy about the experience and loved their visit so much. They can’t stop talking about it!

I was so impressed with our visit too and I highly recommend this for local Philadelphia area families. The view from the waterfront is beautiful too as you can see from this photo we snapped in front of the aquarium.

And now we’re also thrilled to be giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to one lucky family so they can also experience the Adventure Aquarium and new KidZone too! Enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post by April 30th, 2012. US Residents only. (Note this tickets are for the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ)

The day was full of adventure and lots of hands on learning experiences – think touching sharks, stingrays, starfish, and sea cucumbers and even a chance to feed fish to stingrays at the Stingray Beach Club.

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Their favorites parts of the visit were touching & feeding the stingrays! And yes they fed them real fish from their very own hands!

 

And and of course the Shark Tunnel was a hit!

The sharks literally are swimming above and around you. Very cool and the parents will be very impressed with it too!

We also had the chance to go outside and see a Penguin feeding and watch the seals play. Awesome. The day literally was a non stop adventure and full of rich learning experiences for everyone.

The kids loved all the wacky photo opps too!

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Surfing as they pretend to see a shark!

Posing with Gil the Mascot for the Aquarium.

Hanging out in the Shark’s Mouth!

The new KidZone at the Adventure Aquarium is now fully open too and is geared for kids 6 and under. This is a perfect fit for my kids as they are in that age range and they would have stayed in this area for hours if I had let them. So much for them to run around and touch!

The KidZone (www.kidzone2012.com) is a dedicated play space designed for kids 6 & under that allows children to connect with nature by getting hands on with it so they can just PLAY.

Here’s just a few fun pics of the kids experiencing it all!

A fish’s view of the water!

Pretending to swim through seaweed!

The happy kids with their beloved stuffed souvenirs at the end of the day. Everyone slept great last night with their cozy cuddly new friends from the sea while dreaming of sharks & stingrays!

Disclosure: Thanks to the Adventure Aquarium for provide us free passes for our visit yesterday to facilitate this review and our giveaway.

 

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    VERY clever photos… great job!! fav: surf board.

  2. epsamom says:

    Wow! I have lived in the Philly area for 11 years and have never thought to venture over to the Camden Aquarium. Your post has definitely intrigued me.

  3. Will Patterson says:

    The new kidzone looks like a lot of fun.

  4. Sharyn says:

    What a wonderful fun filled day for all!!!

  5. Karla says:

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

  6. Diane Sullivan/elgeorgia says:

    I would LOVE to take the kids! The pics are great and make me want to go even more now!
    Diane

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