When you visit Newark, a must see
attraction is Adventure Aquarium. Visitors of all ages will
enjoy spending the day learning and discovering all these amazing
aquatic animals. Highlights of the Aquarium include; The 4D
Theater- features the Planet Earth series showed in a
state-of-the-art 4D theater. As visitors take in this stunning
performance, it captures rare action in impossible locations.
Planet Earth captures animal behavior that has never been captured
in film before and takes you on an incredible journey of survival in
Earth's most extreme habitats. Shark Realm- one of the newest
attractions at the Aquarium, here visitors enter the 40-foot shark
tunnel and come face-to-face with more than twenty sharks.
In addition to being surrounded by some of the fiercest creatures in
the ocean, there are over 850 aquatic animals living in the 550,000
gallon Shark Realm. Touch-A-Shark- this popular attraction is
great for the whole family, just roll up your sleeves and get ready
for some fun & excitement. You will get the chance to touch &
feel some of the most exotic sharks in the world. Irazu Falls-
is easily heard as soon as you enter the Adventure Aquarium from the
rumbling & roaring rainforest falls. Irazu Falls rises up two
full stories and pours over 400 gallons of water into a deep,
freshwater pool filled with rare Amazon river fish, Freshwater
Stingrays and much more. Ocean Realm- this a favorite at the
Aquarium here visitors come face to face with amazing sea creatures.
The Ocean Realm features 760,000 gallons of seawater filled with
fantastic sea creatures from a 350 pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle,
Cownose Stingrays, a school of more than 2,000 Blueback Herring and
many other sea creatures. Visitors will also have the
opportunity to see Shark Rays these are extremely rare in any
aquarium... In fact, there are less than ten locations in the World
with Shark Rays on exhibit. Shark Rays are native to Indo
Pacific waters. Adventure Aquarium features rare and unusual
aquatic animals, Adventure Aquarium is one of two Aquarium's in the
country with a Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit and one of only two
Aquarium's in the Continental United States with a Tiger Shark..
Penguin Island- Who doesn't enjoy penguins? They are cute, walk
funny and are some of the best swimmers. Here visitors of all
ages will enjoy seeing the African Penguins up close especially from
the large underwater viewing area. You will see them showing
off, swimming, diving and playing they are pretty amazing.
Travel around the world and experience Interactive Inlet- Here
visitors can see & touch a variety of the world's exotic and rare
sea creatures such as: Fresh-Water Stingrays, Slimy Shrimp, Pulsing
Moon Jellyfish, Fresh Water Lobsters and much more... Another
favorite exhibit is the West African River Experience- Here visitors
feel as though they are actually in Africa. Visitors will come
face-to-face with two massive Nile hippos each weighing more than
3,000 pounds each!!!!! how exciting is this? Did you know the
Nile hippos are the most dangerous animals in Africa? Their
mouths are capable of opening up to four feet, the only other animal
to open their mouth larges is the whale. Visitors can see the
hippos on land and also from underwater this is truly amazing
everyone will love the West African River Experience. While
you are exploring you will be surrounded by free-flying birds, this
exhibit should not be missed while you are exploring the Aquarium.
When you visit Newark, be sure to save a day to visit the Adventure
Aquarium they are open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The entire family will have an amazing time discovering and learning
about many different sea creatures...