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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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Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Atlantic City
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Absecon, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a wonderful place to learn for the kids and adults. I recommend feeding the Stingrays. They don't have teeth. They have a soft mouth grabs the piece of fish off your open hand. It is a unique sensation. The location is beautiful. Drive through Atlantic City to the Absecon Inlet across the bay from the Coast Guard Station.... More 

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Huntly, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I'm always for supporting places like this that seek to help educate people. It is a very small place, but they do have several touch tanks where you can touch a few of the different types of sea creatures. It is small and won't take half a day to see, but take your time and enjoy a nice peaceful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited the aquarium today and loved it. the staff was very friendly and informative. The place was very well kept .For being a smaller place it had alot of things to see and very low Price. definetly will be telling friends about it

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Laurel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We tried out this aquarium and even though small it was nice. They give you education and participation. They let you ask questions and you can even touch a few animals. We took pictures and video footage, and the price of admission wasn't bad. If you got time, Take a walk inside.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very small aquarium. Good for the kids to spend an hour or two, but not much more than that. They have areas where the kids can touch starfish and other sea life, and times when they feed the stingrays. Also a live animal show if you're there at the right time. I was at a birthday party... More 

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