The view from the aquarium entrance! Just a hop, skip and a jump away from a whole new state: Pennsylvania! Hello Philly!
A big tip of mine if you are thinking of visiting Adventure Aquarium: Come Early on a Weekday.
Now that school is underway, there are a lot of school trips and crowds that come on the weekdays, and also especially on the weekends when everyone's off from work and school. Coming early, even on a weekday too, ensures that you don't have to compete with anyone for a view of the animals, and it feels nice to have the whole aquarium to yourself!
In fact, since my boyfriend and I were one of the first visitors that day (it was a Wednesday, by the way!) we got a special treat and one of the caretakers brought us up to the top of the tank where the sharks and turtles were. She said that it was rare for them to open it up, since if they did, more people would want access as well. So, they'd only open it up when there are a few people in the aquarium. We were so lucky, and we got to ask more questions about the animals because of it! I learned so much!