November 7, 2015 |
Where do mermaids come from? Florida - and they can prove it, too. Just ask one of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids , as they finish up a visit to New Jersey with shows this weekend at the Adventure Aquarium. The graceful aquatic troupe will be performing in the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit, swimming with the sharks (and the sea turtles and stingrays). This is the second trip to Camden for the finned ladies, who usually dwell in the natural springs of Weeki Wachee, Fla., as they have since 1947.
October 30, 2015 |
Camden City officials will hold a job fair Thursday at the Adventure Aquarium. The event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Lot 7 of the aquarium's parking area. The event will include vendors from colleges and universities, trade organizations, contractors, and health-care institutions. Representatives from some of the companies with plans to move to Camden will be in attendance, city officials said. Companies including Lockheed Martin, Holtec, and Subaru of America have recently announced plans to build new facilities in Camden - projects that city officials have said will lead to thousands of construction jobs.
September 29, 2015 |
There's a charter school in New Jersey's poorest city called Camden's Promise, which is a good name for a place where children are educated. A newly announced waterfront development project may hold tremendous promise for the city as well. If it succeeds, it could fulfill long-held dreams of an urban renaissance along the Delaware River, with the strength to lift Camden's neighborhoods beyond the water's edge. The $1 billion project, announced last week by Liberty Property Trust, is expected to encompass 16 acres near Adventure Aquarium, including offices, apartments, retail, and a hotel.
September 26, 2015 |
City leaders, South Jersey power players, and Gov. Christie on Thursday unveiled plans for a billion-dollar project that, if brought to life, would transform the Camden waterfront with glittering high-rises, offices, and restaurants. Liberty Property Trust, the developer that spearheaded some of Philadelphia's most high-profile building projects, including the Comcast Center and the Navy Yard, has signed a deal to create a complex of offices, shops, more than 300 homes, and a 120-plus-room hotel on 16 acres just north of the Adventure Aquarium.
August 20, 2015 |
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno dropped by the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Tuesday, observing African penguins, sand tiger sharks, and a swarm of jellyfish as she promoted the waterfront attraction during her weekly state tourism tour. Such appearances are part of the workday for Guadagno, who has maintained a steady schedule of speaking engagements, ribbon-cuttings, and tourism promotion while Gov. Christie is on the presidential campaign trail. "People need you to show up at parades.
July 8, 2015 |
The long : Mary Lee and her fellow lamniformes are having a moment. Shark-packed Adventure Aquarium's turning that moment into a fin-friendly season, with chances to learn the truth behind the jawing. The short : Outdoes the Discovery Channel. The demo : Ages 2 and up. The deal : The aquarium's big, stinky hippos are hilarious; the graceful baby rays irresistibly touchable. But let's face it: coolest of all is the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm's blue-lit glass tube that surrounds you with the country's largest collection of sand tiger, sandbar and nurse sharks.
February 8, 2015 |
When the temperature dips below 30 in Camden, as it did Friday, some of the residents at the Adventure Aquarium get restless. They shiver and pull their wings close to their bodies. Like anyone who does not like cold weather, they may get a little lethargic. That's how scientists at the aquarium know it's time to bring the penguins indoors, said Ann-Marie Bisagno, supervisor of birds and mammals. Unlike the emperor penguins, which people associate with arctic climates, the aquarium's residents are African black-footed penguins, from the southernmost tip of South Africa.
January 31, 2015 |
The celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues through Sunday at the National Liberty Museum with arts, crafts, and writing. In the spirit of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, you can walk through the museum gallery for inspiration on how to help fulfill the civil rights giant's dream. With ideas you gather from what's on display in the gallery, you can go downstairs to the museum's Kids Craft Corner to compose your own inspiring speech. Celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s legacy through Sunday at National Liberty Museum, 312 Chestnut St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
September 22, 2014 |
Richard Pagan ran down an Adventure Aquarium ramp to see the crocodiles. Naequan Rivera played doctor on a large teddy bear. Allysa Lesher chatted with nurses about college. All that seemed impossible for the three South Jersey youths not so long ago. All were trauma victims whose lives were saved by quick-acting doctors and nurses at Cooper University Hospital. Richard, Naequan, and Lesher joined nearly 20 other children and their families Saturday at Cooper Hospital's Celebrate Life event at Adventure Aquarium.
August 19, 2014 |
Small notices were taped to various surfaces at the Susquehanna Bank Center before Saturday night's Oddball Comedy Festival: "Amy Schumer will not be performing tonight. " She wasn't the only headliner from the festival website not in attendance. Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, and Bill Burr weren't scheduled for a number of shows on the 21-date tour, including the Camden stop. The well-oiled crowd didn't seem to mind, though, because Louis C.K., the cynosure of the festival, was there and in fine form.