Summer Bucket List

I have been researching new places to take my son during the summer and I came across some great options and wanted to share

them with you!

Every week we will be adding more detailed informa and the ones I have visited, I will be adding my own reviews!

Here is our A List!

AC Aquarium
Adventure Aquarium
Allaire Village
Baltimore Aquarium
Baltimore Zoo
Baltimpre Port Discovery
Bronx Zoo
Camden Gardens
Camden Yards
Casino Pier
Central Park Zoo
Clementon Park
Cowtown Rodeo
Crane House Museum
Crayoal Factory
Discovery Museum
Dorney Park
Dutch Wonderland
Edison Historical Site
Fantasy Island Park
Franklin Institute
Hershey Park
Independence Park
Iplay America
Johnsons Corner Farm
Lancaster, PA
Land of Make Believe
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Longstreet Farm
MidEvil Time
Millbrook Village
Moreys Pier
Morris Park
Morven Garden & Museum
Mountain Creek
NJ State House
Old Barracks Museum
Ole Town Village
Philadephia Museum of Art
Philadephia Zoo
Pirate Adventures
Please Touch Museum
Red Mill Museum
Six Flags
Steel Pier
Storybook Land
Terhune Orchards
Tomahawk Lake
Turtle Back Zoo
US Mint
Wild West City

Here are our first details on our listings!

AC Aquarium

Aquarium Information

Hours of Operation

The Atlantic City Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at:

  • 800 North New Hampshire Avenue
  • Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • 609-348-2880

Price of Admission

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Seniors (ages 62 and up): $6.00
  • Children (ages 4-12): $5.00
  • Under 3: Free


Garden State Parkway North or South to:
Atlantic City Expressway East into Atlantic City.
From any spot in Atlantic City.
1. Travel North on Atlantic or Pacific Avenues.
2. Turn left on New Hampshire Ave. and follow to the end.
3. Stop before you hit the water

The Atlantic City Historic Waterfront Foundation was incorporated in 1976 and functions in a public-private partnership with the City of Atlantic City specifically to operate and develop Historic Gardner’s Basin. It is a 501 c tax exempt organization. Its purpose is to provide waterfront recreational access to the public, conduct marine education programs for schools, youth groups and adult eco-tour groups and Maritime Historical preservation. A unique feature of the Historic Gardner’s Basin as an attraction is it’s accessibility via watercraft. Boaters from throughout the area visit the Basin regularly for its restaurants, the Atlantic City Aquarium, the Crafters Village and other amenities.





Adventure Aquarium

General Admission Pricing

Hours of Operation:

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced reservations are recommended.

Your Adventure Pass allows you to journey through all aquarium exhibits, programs and demonstrations and can be upgraded to include a ride in the 4D Theater as well. Prices are:


Adventure Pass – Buy Online
Includes all exhibits and live shows


$ 23.95

Youth (Ages 2-12)

$ 17.95

Children under 2 FREE when accompanied by a paid Adult


Adventure Pass Combo – Buy Online
Includes all exhibits, live shows AND one 4D Theater experience


$ 26.95

Youth (Ages 2-12)

$ 20.95

Prices do not include 7% NJ State sales tax.

Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium!  Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals!

The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences including the all new Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays; Touch-A-Shark, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Interactive Inlet where you can see what it feels like to touch jellies, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, grass shrimp and more; and Creature Feature, where you can reach in to touch colorful, coldwater creatures.

You can also visit with African Penguins and Grey and Harbor Seals, touch your nose to the nose of a shark in a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, or visit the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit to come face-to-face with sharks, stingrays, hundreds of schooling fish and even a 500 pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Adventure Aquarium also offers interactive games, FREE live shows, and up-close animal experiences where children (and adults) can come within inches of some of the planet’s coolest sea creatures.


  Baltimore Aquarium  
Admission Prices & Package Options – Baltimore, MD Adult (12–59) Child (3–11) Under 3 Free! Senior (60+)  
Aquarium Admission $24.95 $19.95 $23.95  
Dolphin Show Package

Aquarium Admission + Dolphin Show

$27.95 $22.95 $26.95  
Total Experience Package

Aquarium Admission + Dolphin Show + 4D Immersion Theater

$29.95 $24.95 $28.95  

Visitors may tour the Aquarium up to 90 minutes after closing time.

Sun–Thur 9 am–5 pm
Fri 9 am–8 pm
Sat 9 am–6 pm


T he National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats.

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums’ walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium venues continue to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and as a unique draw in downtown Washington, DC. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.





Baltimore Zoo


is a zoo located in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Home to over 2,000 animals, the zoo is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the United States, having opened in 1876. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is active in many conservation programs, notably the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program and Project Golden Frog; it is the zoo that breeds the greatest number of African black footed penguins. It also helps rehabilitate local wildlife, especially birds of prey such as bald eagles.






Camden Gardens

 3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Open – Friday, Saturday
& Sunday from
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Thurs by Reservation

The Garden is closed
on Mon, Tues & Wed.

Admission: $6 per person and free for children two and younger.

Admission per person at Aquarium/Garden Gate $4.00 per person

Camden Children’s Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.

The Garden includes three indoor attractions, the popular Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, the tropical exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito and Ben Franklin’s Secret Workshop. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Tree House, Picnic Garden, CityScapes Garden, Storybook Gardens and the Fitness Garden. Visitors can round out their visit by riding the Carousel, Train and the Spring Butterfly Ride.