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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-348-2880
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Ranked #22 of 41 attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My whole extended family went to the AC Aquarium when our beach day was rained out last week. It was a good way to spend our time: educational, attractive, and fun. The staff were nice, bathrooms clean, tanks well-spaced and happy environments for the animals, and the information was interesting without being overload. We got there in time for the... More

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You can obviously tell that this is a small aquarium by looking at the outside, but small doesn't translate into bad or boring as far as I'm concerned. We visited with two children (8 & 10) and we all had a really nice time... definitely worth the hour or so it will take to walk through. The staff was very... More

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clifton
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Small, yes, but what do you really expect for $8, $7 with AAA or showing a check in. It is staffed by very nice people, plus there is the Historic Gardner's Basin right there. If you want bigger and better you must know to go elsewhere.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took 4 of our grandkids to the Atlantic City Aquarium the other day. It is a great "hands on" type place for kids. We spent two hours inside the aquarium and covered it all. It is worth going if you are in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is a good place for kids. Me and my husband went and it was kinda of lame. Not much to see, but I guess that's why it was so cheap. Not many sights to see and the biggest animal they had was a turtle. They also had snakes and other reptiles that didn't really relate to the ocean... More

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Staten Island, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We made a spontaneous stop at this aquarium on our way home from Atlantic City. it was smaller than I expected, and definitely geared towards children (we did not have any with us), but not a bad way to spend a few hours There is a tank set up to pet starfish and small sharks. There is also a tank... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is agreat place for kids. We come every year and my grandchildren love it and never get tired of it. It is small but they try their best. You can also kill time walking in the small little stores and look at all the boats

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have been here many times, and it's always worth a stop. Although some of the classics are gone (Flying Cloud), there's always something new to check out. A quiet area, casual places, something for everyone.

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South Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Another hidden gem of South Jersey! AC Aquarium. Great place to visit. Clean, lots of fish and critters to look at. excellent observation tower area. Affordable (look for coupons in Entertainment book, etc.)

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited the Aquarium last summer. We had a coupon so we had discounted admission. I would not of paid full price for this attraction. It is very small. A few tanks with smaller fish. They didnt have a few touch tanks for the kids which was nice. The third floor is an overlook. We were in and out in... More

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