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Camden Children's Garden

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Address: 3 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103-1037
Phone Number:
+1 856-365-8733
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Camden Children's Garden is designed for children and families. It is a...

The Camden Children's Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.

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Great Day Trip

I took my 5 year old grandson. He had a great time he loved the train ride (he loves trains), the playground, merry go round and butterfly house the most. I'm glad he had the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Total waste of money. Nothing to see but a rickety train, rusted carousel and maybe a handful of butterflies. Worst $26 spent in Philly. Very disappointed.

Thank Catherine V
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I took my 5 year old grandson. He had a great time he loved the train ride (he loves trains), the playground, merry go round and butterfly house the most. I'm glad he had the experience but I doubt he will enjoy it past the age of 5. The garden is probably better suited for children 1-4 years old though.... More 

Thank CocoaLily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We took the whole family. It was a little young for the 5yr old but the 2yr olds and the baby loved it. The 5 yr old would have done a bit better in one of their older education programs but he loved digging for dinosaurs! The splash park and train rides were big hits too! We will definitely go... More 

Thank Katherine D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Train ride, old fashioned merry-go-round and water slash fun (not a pool.) Great for small children and photo opportunities.

Thank lauraaS6251AC
Princeton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to the aquarium. We were able to see the garden from the B section of the aquarium and from the fence along the waterfront. The children saw the carousel and were excited to go in. When we entered the lobby/gift shop, we were appalled at the cost. $8 each! $2 per ride! Only the... More 

1 Thank Dave M
Guest Services G, Guest Relations Manager at Camden Children's Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Camden Children's Garden and taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate all feedback. I would like the opportunity to speak with you more about your visit. Please feel free to call me at (856) 365-8733 ext.22 at your convenience. Thank you! - Andrew, Guest Relations Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our first grader still had some energy after visiting the aquarium, so we had a quick visit to the Children's Garden. It was enchanting.

Thank SamAustin_Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

veryfunny,entertaining,great for kids. nice organized, not big but still lots too see.I will compare this to Please touch Museum-kind of attraction.

Thank o_sana
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is not Adventure Aquarium, which sits next door to the Camden Children's Garden. It is, however, a low-cost alternative to its more expensive neighbor. We decided on a whim to visit the CCG because our son loves trains. The admission price: children 2 and under are free and everyone else is $6. Once there, you will have to pay... More 

2 Thank David L
Camden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wonderful place to visit with your family, school, church, ect. They are happy to accomodate and share lots of age appropriate information on gardening, safety, recycling and more

1 Thank Linkin0121
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This quaint garden is fantastic for young children. Mazes, butterfly garden, dinosaur dig, and a farm to table play area. Admission is reasonable, check groupon for deals. The carousel and train ride were $2 a ride, less than other similar attractions. It is a delightful way to spend the afternoon. If we lived nearby, we would make it a regular... More 

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