Adventure Aquarium

New Jersey

Home to over 8500 aquatic creatures from sea turtles to zebra sharks, this is one of the largest aquariums in the US. As well as myriad fish you can also see 3000lb Nile hippos, Button and Genny, and a flock of African penguins in their own outdoor park.

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