Fireworks, Sharks, & More at the Independence Day Splash at Adventure Aquarium

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by



Adventure Aquarium is always so much fun to visit and this Saturday, June 30 will be no different as the aquarium participates in the Wawa Welcome America Celebration by hosting some great events both in and out of their doors. In fact, the Camden Waterfront has long been one of our favorite places to see fireworks. So I am just thrilled that this Saturday my family will be able to do both in one great day.


General Admission Adventure Aquarium Activities

from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, June 30

  • Enjoy all Adventure Aquarium exhibits
    • hippos,
    • penguins
    • seals
    • largest and most impressive shark collection on the East Coast
  • Be the first to see the Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, a traveling exhibit produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History, that features a 60 foot long walk-through metal sculpture. It will only be at Adventure Aquarium for the summer.

    |Photo Credit Adventure Aquarium

  • Meet Patrick from Nickelodeon’s Sponge Bob Square Pants
  • Meet 92.5 XTU street team (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
  • Try for a chance to win tickets to see Brad Paisley at the Susquehanna Bank Center that evening.


FREE family-friendly activities happening on the Camden Waterfront on

Saturday, June 30 beginning at 6 pm

  • Hula hooping
  • Volley ball
  • Beanbag tosses
  • Sidewalk drawing contests
  • Meet Uncle Sam,
  • FREE kids’ gifts
  • Patriotic musical performance from the 78th Army Band, presented by Camden County at the Wiggins Park Riverstage


Independence Day Splash Activities

from 6 pm – 9 pm on Saturday, June 30


This is a special, ticketed event that provides guests with exclusive evening access to the Adventure Aquarium

  • Get up close with Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived! A new and limited-engagement exhibit
  • Meet Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Take pictures with Adventure Aquarium’s beloved shark mascot Gill
  • Enjoy music and meet personalities from 92.5 XTU, Philadelphia’s Country Station
  • Access to all Adventure Aquarium exhibits (note: penguins, seals and hippos will be open for a limited time, please check schedule upon arrival for closing times).
  • Special Independence Day-inspired menu at the Feeding Frenzy Café
  • Help Liberty USO and Adventure Aquarium prepare care package for our brave men and women serving in our military


  • Get a spectacular and unforgettable view of the fireworks from the Adventure Aquarium private balcony (open to Independence Day Splash guests only) or outside on the promenade, and watch as the fireworks cascade over the Philadelphia skyline, one of New Jersey’s best places to see the Fireworks.


Just look at their Fireworks we’ve seen in the past.


Independence Day Splash Tickets

  • $20 Adults – Season Pass Holders are $10
  • $10 Children (2-12) – Season Pass Holders are $5
  • Children under the age of 2 are FREE with accompanying adult
  • To purchase tickets to Adventure Aquarium’s Independence Day Splash, visit or call (856) 365-3300.

Want to support our troops and get FREE parking at the Adventure Aquarium anytime between now & June 30?


Adventure Aquarium has joined forces with the USO to collect care package items for our brave men and women serving in the military.  Bring any two (2) items for from the list below to the Aquarium’s Information Desk and receive a FREE parking voucher for the day!

  • New DVD Movie (unopened)
  • Regular Deck of Playing Cards (unopened)
  • Small Puzzle Book
  • Package of Gum
  • Package of Beef Jerky


In full disclosure, this post was sponsored in part by the Adventure Aquarium who are providing Jersey Family Fun with tickets to attend their Independence Day Splash event to make our coverage of the event possible. All information is honest and the most accurate information available at the time of our writing.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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