Garden and Aquarium Share New Gate

by Press Release | Dec 9, 2005
Garden and Aquarium Share New Gate On Saturday, December 10, at 10am, the Camden Children’s Garden and Adventure Aquarium announce the official opening of the new gate and a ticket booth that now joins these two facilities. The opening will be officiated by the Adventure Aquarium’s mascot Bert and the Camden Children’s Garden’s Mum Bear. We are welcoming visitors to attend the announcement and the first twenty-five visitors that come through the new gate on December 10th will receive a free token to enjoy the Garden’s Commerce Carousel, the Arrow River Train Ride, or the new Spring Butterfly Ride, the Garden’s permanent amusements.

The ticket booth and the gate were built by the Camden City Garden Club staff with assistance from the Youth Employment and Job Training Program. This program has classroom-style training, college preparation education, job experience and field trips year-round and employs high school and college students from the Camden Community.

The installation of the ticket booth will allow visitors more options in purchasing tickets for the Camden Children's Garden and Adventure Aquarium. "We are very happy to be working with the Camden Children's Garden to offer guests of Adventure Aquarium the ability to purchase tickets to both great attractions," said Greg Charbeneau, Executive Director of Adventure Aquarium. "We look forward to making it easy for our guests to visit two Camden Waterfront destinations in one visit." Mike Devlin, Director of the Camden Children’s Garden, affirmed, “We are happy to begin this partnership with the Adventure Aquarium, in hopes of a growing and blossoming relationship between our educational Waterfront Attractions to bring enjoyment to all visitors.”

Visitors may choose to purchase a Garden Pass for an additional $2.50 per person at Ticketing at the Aquarium. Adventure Aquarium visitors may also purchase this $2.50 Garden Pass at the Garden's Ticket Booth, which is located at the new gate between the two attractions. Visitors who choose to visit only the Children's Garden may purchase Garden-Only admission tickets at the Ginkgo's Gift Shop, located on Riverside Drive. Garden-Only Admission tickets can continue to be purchased for $5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-13), and children that are two-years old and younger always visit the Garden for free.

During the 5th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights, admission can be purchased at the Ginkgo’s Gift Shop and the Garden Admissions building for $2.50 per person. The Holiday Festival of Lights showcases 100, 000 holiday lights, animated sculptures, a visit with Santa and many more magical holiday delights. The Festival of Lights runs Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30pm–8pm. through December 30 (excluding Christmas Eve). With all admission purchases, amusement rides can be enjoyed for a small additional fee.

Come outside and play... at the Camden Children's Garden! The 4.5-acre garden features a variety of themed educational exhibits for children including the Dinosaur Garden, Storybook Gardens, Red Oak Run and Tree House, Cityscapes Garden and more. The Garden is open from 10am-5pm daily and offers many on-site educational programs, distance learning programs and community revitalization projects throughout the year. Enjoy great year-round indoor attractions including the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and Plaza de Aibonito, Puerto Rico greenhouse exhibit. Additional information is available online at, or by calling (856) 365-TREE.

Open from 9:30am–5pm daily, Adventure Aquarium features nearly 200,000 square feet of sea life and wildlife. Visitors will be in for an ADVENTURE as they visit the West African River Experience featuring hippopotamuses, porcupines and over 20 species of African birds in a free-flight aviary, surround themselves with sharks in a suspended 40-foot walk-through tunnel, explore the wonders of the deep sea in the Jules Verne Gallery, dive into the immersive "Deep Sea - 4D" inside the 4D Theatre presented by PSE&G and even have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Swim with the Sharks.” Like its sister aquarium, Newport Aquarium, located at Newport on the Levee in Newport, KY, Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the American Zoological and Aquarium Association. Ticket prices are: $16.95 Adults; $13.95 Children (2-12); $13.95 seniors (65 & older); prices do not include 6% NJ State sales tax. Children under 2 FREE with accompanying adult. Advanced reservations available by phone, 866-451-AQUA, or visit our website at

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