The Aquatic Experience is Coming to New Jersey! Enter to Win Tickets!

Saturday, September 8, 2018
The Aquatic Experience is coming to New Jersey! You don't need to be an aquarium owner to enjoy this awesome show, coming to the Meadowlands Expo Center this October. There are plenty of fun activities for kids and beautiful aquatic displays to see. Contests, touch tanks, shark demos and more! Read below for information, then enter to win a family four pack of tickets!!

The following information and photos were provided by the PR management company for Aquatic Experience.

All About the Aquatic Experience

The World Pet Association brings together everything aquatic under one roof when the Aquatic Experience makes its East coast debut at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey from October 19 – 21, 2018. Tickets are on sale now at Aquatic Experience is North America’s only saltwater and freshwater show.  Already a hit in Chicago for the past six years, this incredible 'must-sea' event will feature everything for aquarium hobbyists and aquatic enthusiasts.

What You'll See There

-Check out the live shark encounter and watch as a diver swims and interacts with sharks and explains fascinating facts about these mysterious and often misunderstood animals.
-A touch tank gives families an opportunity to see and touch a variety of marine animals in an educational setting.
-Children can participate in a free Kids Aquarium Contest and a Win A Betta! Toss.
-Learn which species of fish have remained virtually unchanged for over 100 million years in the Jurassic Aquarium Exhibition.
-See the incredible Wall of Fish featuring 36 aquariums stocked with the finest variety of ornamental tropical fish and aquatic plants

For Aquarium Lovers and Aquarium Enthusiasts

Tackling all the top trends in aquatics—from aquascaping and live plants to LED lighting and smart aquarium designs—Aquatic Experience will showcase innovation.
-All the latest equipment, products and fishkeeping solutions are displayed side by side, allowing attendees to easily compare vendor offerings, converse with experts and share ideas with fellow enthusiasts—right on the show floor.
-Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in—or simply spectate at—a variety of competitions from the Aquascaping Live! Contest to raffle drawings and the third annual International Shrimp Contest USA.

Classes and Seminars

Aquatic Experience offers a series of classes and seminars that will appeal to all interests and experience levels, to ensure you have the tools you need to fuel your passion. Featuring a host of notable speakers, including Christel Kasselman, Richard Ross, Ted Judy and Chris Lukhaup—the event’s education sessions dive deep into timely and relevant topics related to tropical fish. Explore New Discoveries from West Papua New Guinea, Iran, Vietnam, Laos and Palau. Or gain new perspective on Common Sense and Controversies in the Hobby. 

Hobbyists and retailers can learn about basic principles of freshwater and marine fish management and enhance their knowledge of maintenance protocols, nutrition, chemotherapeutic approaches, anatomy, and more during the Fish Health Management Course.

Industry experts including George Blasiola, Chris Lukhaup, Jessie Sanders and George Farmer will be on hand to share their knowledge on a variety of important topics.  Aquatic retailers can participate in seminars that will help them boost their businesses. Aquatic Experience is where retailers of all sizes can gain fresh perspective to help start or maintain a competitive business.

This year, Aquatic Experience taps into all things social and digital media, appealing to consumers’ demands for an online shopping experience. Through sessions like Building and Maintaining a Thriving Aquatic Business in Today’s Digital World and Are Your Customers Finding You on Social Media? business owners will get tried-and-true tips to boost business with the touch of a keyboard.

“We are excited to see the continued success of Aquatic Experience as an ideal gathering for all our hobbyists, retailers and manufacturer partners and look forward to bringing the event to New Jersey,” said Jacinthe Moreau, President of World Pet Association.  “The industry continues to grow and engage more people than ever before, and we hope to continue to be a valuable resource for everyone who loves aquatics.”  The World Pet Association reinvests proceeds from this non-profit show right back into the pet industry through the WPA Good Works program benefitting a number of important organizations that foster animal education and responsible pet ownership.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Aquatic Experience
Meadowlands Expo Center – 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus NJ
Direct transportation from Manhattan to the Meadowlands Expo Center is available via NJ Transit.

Friday, October 19 (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Saturday, October 20 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Sunday, October 21 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

$15 General Admission (1-day access to show floor only)
$10 Children 6-12 (1-day access to show floor only) FREE Kids 5 years and under
$40 All Access Day Pass, Sat. or Sun. (1-day access to show floor & seminars) (NOT Friday Fish Health Management Course)
$99 Weekend Pass (3-day show floor, Saturday/Sunday seminars & Legislative Update-Opening Night Mixer)
(NOT incl. the Friday Fish Health Management Course.)
$169 Friday Fish Health Management Course (Friday course, 3-day show floor, Saturday/Sunday seminars & Legislative Update-Opening Night Mixer)

Parking is free!!

Enter to Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the Aquatic Experience!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! One winner will be chosen at random to win a four pack of tickets to the Aquatic Experience at the Meadowlands Expo Center. U.S . entrants only, 18 years and older, please! Winner must be willing to supply a valid email address and must respond to their winning notification email within 24 hours, or The Jersey Momma has the right to choose a new winner. Winner must choose which date they would like to attend the show (October 19th, 20th or 21st). The Jersey Momma is not responsible for supplying tickets , but will be provided by the PR management of The Aquatic Experience. Entrants must follow Rafflecopter widget directions or entries can be disqualified (I do check, people!). Good luck!

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  1. We love fish and aquariums! Back in Buffalo we used to have fish shop that raised fish for other retailers and we loved to go fish shop and we even took visitors there. We haven’t found any place beyond pet shop places in NJ, so this would be so fun!

    1. Well this show should cover that! I think they have every fish under the sun.

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    1. I thought so, too! Looks like something unique and different!

  3. My daughter is fish obsessed. She wants to be a marine life veterinarian - more specifically - a "jellyfish trainer"


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