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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone Number: 609-348-2880
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

i wasn't disappointed only because i didn't expect anything. it is small, just enough for a three year old to have heaps of fun.

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Hauppauge, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're looking for a place like the NY or Baltimore Aquarium, this is not the place for you. If you come here with those type of expectations, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a very reasonably priced place where kids will have a lot of fun, then this is a place for you. There's a variety of hands-on... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gardiner's Basin is quite possibly the most beautiful part of Atlantic City. This aquarium is very small. In my opinion it's perfect for children. They have multiple touch tanks and the kids can hand feed the rays daily at noon. An hour is enough and it's a nice diversion for the kids during a visit to the restaurants or small... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As 2 adults, my husband and I finished this tiny aquarium in about 20 minutes. It was not crowded, but even despite a windy rainy day, I was surprised that we were not the only crazy people visiting. There are only 2 floors with sea life on it, and the third floor just has showcases of old scuba gear (like... More 

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Atlantic City Aquarium is a small and intimate and informative little aquarium. A great place to go on a cold winters day when you just need to get out. It would probably be a good stop on a rainy day, too, while vacationing and you can't get to the beach. The facility is three floors. The top floor is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On a recent trip to AC with the kids, we decided to stop by the Atlantic City Aquarium. I had read reviews and knew ahead of time it was a small place. The fee is $8 and $6. It has several petting stations, and a few tanks. The kids definitely loved the interaction with live sea life. We spent a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This small aquarium shows in every corner abandonment. dirty tanks, dirty, rusty cages, all in a sorry state

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aberdeen, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This aqarium was smaller than expected but was soo well organized it had almost as many fishes as the larger aquariums, the cow nose stingray tank was super fun loved the petting tanks that allowed kids to genty pet some of the oceans smaller residents. very family friendly and affordable.

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Atlantic City, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I discovered the aquarium 15 years ago when my son was 4... We would go weekly and check out the jelly fish, sea horses, get our hands wet in the touch tank and explore the three levels! He is now 19 and works in a restaurant in the same park and is studying to become a high school science teacher.... More 

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The aquarium is a nice place to take my kids to allow them to freely move about and check out the different exhibits they have. On Tuesdays' I take my two year-old son to their story time. the nice staff reads the kids a story, and then they do some type of craft. $8 for my ticket plus $1 for... More 

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