2 Local Aquariums Named The Best In America
Luckily for parents with bored children (or adults who love sea creatures) two local and drivable aquariums were named the best in the US.
Was it just me or did it seem like every year our school scheduled a field trip to one of two aquariums.
You would load up the yellow bus with brown bag lunch in hand and head out.
The bus would be rowdy and teachers would try their best to keep everyone from destroying the gift shop.
EVERY kid was obsessed with the gift shop!
PureWow recently ranked the best aquariums in the country and to our favor two of the top 20 are only a few hours away.
To no surprised the National Aquarium was ranked 2nd overall.
According to PureWow “With nearly 20,000 critters, the National Aquarium has plenty to enthrall animal lovers young and old. There’s an Indo-Pacific reef habitat filled with blacktip reef sharks and colorful fish. While the ring-shaped, 225-gallon Shark Alley exhibit lets visitors get up close and personal with toothy predators. (Just maybe don’t watch Jaws before you go.)”
The top aquarium in the country is the Georgia Aquarium. I didn’t know the Georgia Aquarium is the BIGGEST in the world and you can actually get in the tank with the underwater creatures.
Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey was ranked 20th overall
“Voted USA Today’s top aquarium in the Northeast, the Adventure Aquarium offers up plenty of attractions for kids and adults alike. Muster up some courage and weave your way through Pirates Passage, or stroll through the mesmerizing, 40-foot shark tunnel. Older kids will appreciate the new VR experience, which allows you to “dive” into the ocean. On select evenings, the aquarium hosts F.I.S.H. Night (Family Inclusive Sensory Hours) to accommodate those with sensory needs” according to PureWow.
Adventure Aquarium is unique in that you can go under the sea and walk next door and see a concert at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion on the same day!
Plan a day and take a ride to these 2 local aquariums and see some of the coolest and most informative exhibits in the country.