New Jersey AttractionsLooking for a great day-trip idea for the family, a school group, or your child’s team or organization? Located about 1.5 hours from Newark, Adventure Aquarium makes a fantastic adventure that’s both fun and educational. Our crew at Value Van and Car Rental highly recommend it, and here’s why.


With more than 8,500 different species, this New Jersey attraction has plenty to see. You can discover sea creatures from around the world, including the Caribbean, Africa, and much more.

A few favorites include:

  • Touch-A-Shark: Discover what a shark feels like firsthand.
  • Sea Turtle Cove: Learn about endangered sea turtles, and say hello to the turtles they have on site.
  • Penguin Island: Who doesn’t love penguins? Spend some time in this area, watching them play, swim, and more.
  • Hippo Haven: You read that right. The aquarium houses its very own Nile hippos, which you can see like never before.
  • And much more.


The aquarium also has several shows a day that you don’t want to miss. A few of the regular shows include the African Penguin Pow-Wow, Meet the Divers, Sea Turtle Time, and Hippo Bedtime. You may also enjoy some of the animal encounters, where you can see the creatures up close. Each day, the encounter schedule is a bit different, so you never know what you might see or feel.

Getting There

The Adventure Aquarium is in Camden, NJ, is an easy drive for a Saturday or Sunday day trip or a school-day trip for groups. If you need to rent a van to accommodate your family or group, let Value Van help you out. We have a reliable and affordable fleet of minivans, 12-passenger vans, 15-passenger vans, and more. To ask a question or to make a reservation, contact us at (973) 792-0343, or book online anytime.


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