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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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More of a class trip kind of place

Several "touch" tanks to entertain the young. Felt like a place for a grade-school field trip. Staff very friendly. Top floor has great views of the back-bay area. 3 stories tall... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Ocean, NJ
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The AC Aquarium is a fun place to visit, especially with young children. There are two levels to this building, with an outdoor deck, but essentially it is not a very large place. The exhibits of Fish and Sealife are fun to watch. For a small fee, food can be purchased to hand-feed the sand sharks.

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Gatineau, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I hate to put bad reviews on places to see but really? You can see it all simply by getting to the main counter, and right before you pay, look around then leave, you've seen it!

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Ocean, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Several "touch" tanks to entertain the young. Felt like a place for a grade-school field trip. Staff very friendly. Top floor has great views of the back-bay area. 3 stories tall, only 2 have exhibits. Exhibits are small.

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Burlington, Vermont
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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