Meet nation's largest alligator

Learn the history, the eating habits, and more about Mike, all 14 feet and 800 pounds of him.
Learn the history, the eating habits, and more about Mike, all 14 feet and 800 pounds of him.

Mighty Mike visits Adventure Aquarium through Sept. 2.

Posted: July 06, 2013

Mighty Mike, America's largest alligator, is romping and stomping at the Adventure Aquarium through Sept. 2.

Discovered in 2000 in Florida, Mike is 14 feet long and weighs over 800 pounds. Guests will learn about Mike's history, eating habits, and more. The alligator's baby hatchling friend will also be in attendance.

Also at the aquarium, guests can get up close and personal with other reptiles including the tortoise, terrapins, and cornsnake.


Alligator Mighty Mike through Sept. 2 at Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Dr., Camden. The aquarium is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $24.95, $17.95 ages 2 to 12, free 1 and younger. For information and daily exhibit activities: 856-365-3300 or www.adventureaquarium.com.

Schoolhouse Rock at Hedgerow Theatre

Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr., based on the popular '70s animated Saturday morning kids show, continues at the Hedgerow Theatre.

The audience will hear popular educational songs such as "Conjunction Junction," "A Noun Is a Person, Place, or Thing," and "Just a Bill," which teaches how a bill becomes a law.


"Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.," 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Rose Valley. Tickets: $10. For general information or to purchase tickets: 610-565-4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org.

Circus Week at Morris Arboretum

Garden Railway Circus Week makes its rounds through Sunday at Morris Arboretum. See the Big Top and the trains and learn about the history of the circus; the first American circus was in Philadelphia in 1793. The Circus Week encore will take place on Aug. 24.


Garden Railway Circus Week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Admission: $16, $7 for children 3 to 17 and students (must have ID), $14 age 65 and older, $7 for visitors who enter the arboretum without a vehicle, and free members and children under 3. Festival is free with regular admission; nominal fees for some activities. Information: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

Contact Monica Peters at mpeters@phillynews.com.

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