1911, with nineteen small tanks and a series of regular lectures on marine life (many featuring sketches by renowned artist "Biggie" Grover Simcox ). Adventure Aquarium offers guests a variety of stingray species as well as a variety of ways to experience these fascinating, curious creatures. Save up to. By 1962, the aquarium was forced to close, despite several grass roots attempts to save.
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From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 4 onto Route 73 North. 3, the aquarium was intended to help educate visitors about the habitat, breeding, and activities of fish, especially those native to Pennsylvania. 1, all of the machinery was removed from the two powerhouses in 1912, and they were eventually refitted as the exhibit halls for the aquarium, the larger (200-by-50-foot (61 by 15 m) being used for freshwater fish and the smaller (100-by-50-foot (30 by 15 m) for seawater. But African Penguins sure can swim. Staying in the right lane go straight off of the exit ramp(east follow blue Waterfront signs approximately.1 miles to 3rd Street. This was a novel concept at the time, originating in exhibits of fisheries at the 1893 (Chicago) and 1904 (St.