Arguably one of the best aquariums in the U.S., Adventure Aquarium features a wide array of exhibits, the most popular including Penguin Island, Hippo Haven, and Shark Realm — the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast. There’s also a special area just for little ones, KidZone. There, kids enjoy smaller exhibits (this is where you’ll find Nemo).
Adventure Aquarium is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $25.95 per adult and $18.95 for kids ages 2 to 12. Packages, including one with a meal, are also available for additional fees.
Adventure Aquarium isn’t technically located in Philadelphia, but is only a 15-minute drive away.