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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 #23 of 42 attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It Is pretty small- it's $8 or $7 per person which I was suspicious about since I think mystic aquarium in connecticut is at least $ 20 per person. But they had cool animals and some opportunity to touch or get close. It's 3 floors but the 3 rd floor isn't really an aquarium - it 's more like a... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My wife had been wanting to visit the Aquarium for a number of years. It was raining off and on the day before the air show so we came here. It's a nice place with 3 floors and roof top walkway with a good view, the aquarium is so so. The place was packed with little screaming kids, so be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We were in Atlantic City with grandsons ages 10 and 8 and went here because it was raining, as did many other families that day. We were quite disappointed - very small, not much to see. Were there less than an hour; kids were bored. Although inexpensive, not really worth going to see. (Later took kids to movies which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Atlantic City Aquarium is worth the the time and the money for what you get. The price of admission is 8 for adults, 6 for seniors and kids 4-12 are 5 dollars. The tanks are great and contain lots of different items, the upstairs feeding/touch tank with the sting rays. The opportunity to feed them is amazing as there... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When we arrived to Atlantic City it was raining so we decided to check out this aquarium to pass some time. Overall it wasn't a terrible aquarium and the $8 was worth it (if you check in on Facebook it's actually only $7) but I wasn't overly impressed with it. I think little kids would like it a lot better... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had an amazing time for the 5th year in a row!! I took the youngest group from our Day Camp on a trip to this aquarium and this was the best year !!! Beautiful updated gardens as you enter the grounds.. So many improvements since our last visit! Inside there was a few improvements also and my group of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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