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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone Number: 609-348-2880
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Small and inviting

It's a small aquarium, but the workers are friendly and it was a nice addition to our relaxing weekend.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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Burlington, Vermont
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a change of plans due to a rainy day and went to the Aquarium. The staff was very friendly but there are only a few exhibits. Most of the fish are not identified. We had to stretch to spend a full hour there. The park outside and the marina are very nice though.

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Southbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is small but there is still plenty to see. The staff are friendly and helpful, well worth the admission price. Located on the water there are several small shops onsite, as well as small park if you want to enjoy a lunch.

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Staten Island, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's a small aquarium, but the workers are friendly and it was a nice addition to our relaxing weekend.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I think this aquarium is perfect for families with young children, say 6 and under. It's on the small side, takes less than 45 minutes to see the whole deal. If you've been to Baltimore or Atlanta aquariums, this would be one to skip over. The staff are friendly and parking is free, which if you're going, will make the... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you are looking for something to do with small children under 7 this is great. Older kids and adults will find it too small and not enough to do. It is very small, 3 floors but the third floor is only an deck with views of AC. There is one big tank on first floor which does have some... More 

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new jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I did hear this aquarium was small and it is but very nice They have 2 touch tanks one with star fish and small sharks. The other one is on the second level it has skates in it, The third level is an observation level only no animals. Its in a nice area and you can walk right to 2... More 

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Newmarket
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is very tiny, looked like high school students running it so not much advice or info available from the staff but they were friendly and welcoming and there were good signs to inform us about the displays. The sting ray exhibit was fascinating! they were very active, and we loved being able to stroke them as they swam by.... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You are better off going to the beach for the day. I promise you will find more sea life and have a better experience. I find it hard to believe they charge for what you get. The gardens outside were the best part because we finally were able to get fresh air. Our two children 5 and 2 really only... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited the Aquarium on a rainy day in March, so the nearby outdoor and craft areas were not open. The Aquarium is smaller and more dated than we expected. The price of admission is not high, though, and my 7 year old really enjoyed our visit and the baby rays that are available to be fed and pet by... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My grandchildren and I go to the aquarium all the time. Hard to lose the kids here. On nice days it's fun to just walk around Gardner's basin. Different events outside and watch the boats, ducks etc. Nice little restaurant for deck dining. There is a fee for the aquarium but not overly expensive.

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