Recently, the kids and I were invited to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ with a group of bloggers for a complimentary early morning visit featuring Mighty Mike. Nope, get your mind out of the gutter, not that Mike… MIGHTY Mike, as in, America’s BIGGEST alligator ambassador. Weighing in at about 800 pounds and measuring almost 14 feet, this guy is a site to behold.
Can you imagine what the person who discovered him thought?!?
The kids had fun “measuring up” to Mighty Mike.
And were treated to a personal photo op with him!
In addition to getting to meet Mike, we were also able to explore the other exhibits offered at the aquarium. There is so much to see at this place and plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences. We were able to touch sharks, stingrays AND starfish just to name some of the fun.
All this exploring and “doing” leads to my favorite part of the whole place… the spot in front of the giant aquarium where you can just relax and watch the fish swim by.
I could seriously sit here all day…
That reminds me… another nice thing about Adventure Aquarium is the fact that there is plenty of space to spread out and places to sit.
There are also some really nice touches like hand washing stations and even a room for nursing mothers.
To be honest, my family has been to the aquarium in the past but not recently, at least not in the last seven years or so. It’s one of those places I mentally checked off as “done” in my book of things to do. This visit has me convinced that I was so wrong in thinking that way. There is just so much to take in and they seem to be constantly updating and expanding exhibits. It was also really fun to see the kids explore things at a more mature level.
In fact, they were the ones who gave me a mini-lesson on symbiotic relationships when I remarked about this fish we observed swimming right above a stingray. We will definitely not wait seven years to return this time!
If you haven’t been to Adventure Aquarium, I highly recommend you check it out! And even if you have, make sure you don’t wait too long to return. Just to make things a little easier, Adventure Aquarium has a four pack of tickets for one lucky blog reader. Want a chance to win? Here it is…
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Oh and just so Dennis didn’t feel totally left out of the adventure we brought home a Mighty Mike tattoo for him and then proceeded to have some fun with it. Yeah, we’re pretty silly…
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this giveaway however thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.