Guest Post by Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Photo Credt: Adam Lindsay
As mothers, it's all about keeping the kids entertained and educated during the holiday season. Here's a way to shake up tradition a bit if you live in the PA/DE/NJ region or might be spending time relatives in the area over Christmas: a visit to Adventure Aquarium, located in Camden, NJ! Adventure Aquarium has gone to great lengths to create a complete holiday offering in its "Christmas Celebration" from now until January 1, 2012. Photos with Santa, live shows with a Scuba Santa, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer displays ideal for photo taking and more are just a few of the fun activities visitors encounter as the music from the Rankin-Bass classic "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" wafts through the speakers creating a pleasant holiday vibe as it converges with the wonder of the aquatic side of nature.
Well engineered, the paths through various zones are easy to navigate and include both indoor (crabs, sharks) and outdoor (penguins, seals) viewing with the sea animals. The information signage located near each tank makes education fun and easy no matter what age. A rainforest-like section is wonderful, while the hippos in the Africa section are dazzling hams with the variety of picture-takers. In addition, kids young and old will get a thrill out of being able to touch a small shark, stingray or starfish in designated tanks (note: use the antibacterial station both before and after touching).
The care and attention seem to be evident in this aquarium and the staff, accommodating. So if you are looking for a special treat to give your kids either as a gift or a recreational activity during the winter break, Adventure Aquarium just might provide the perfect answer. For more information visit www.adventureaquarium.com/chrismascelebration.