CAMDEN, NJ — Alongside the binge-favorite Shark Week commencing this weekend, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden has started up its Shark Summer, complete with a first-time visit of baby sandbar sharks.

The aquarium’s second annual celebration began today and runs through Monday, Sept. 2.

A highlight of the month of activities comes in behind-the-scenes tours of the Quarantine Building, which houses the shark nursery. Previously unavailable to guests, this section will offer an up-close look at the baby sharks for a limited time.

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Visitors can “dare to cross” the Shark Bridge, a pathway suspended inches above the mysterious creatures and other aquatic life. The 40-foot Shark Tunnel puts eyes all around those who pass through, and the Touch A Shark exhibit provides for a unique experience.

A number of different sharks can be viewed at two exhibit realms, from the sand tiger to the blacktip to the great hammerhead shark, which is not found at any other aquarium in the country. 

The baby shark zone also includes opportunities for kids to get glitter tattoos or have their faces painted like a shark. Nearby, they can join mascot Gil and his friends for dance parties.

In a special promotion next week, the aquarium is giving away Shark Week fin hats to the first 400 guests on Monday, July 29 and Friday, Aug. 2.

Shark Summer attractions, as well as a 3D movie and live shows, are included with a general admission ticket. The daily prices are $29.99 for adults (ages 13+) and $21.99 for children when purchased online, with a bump in cost if bought at the box office.

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