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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 #21 of 43 Attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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Magnolia, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The viewing tanks and touch tanks are low levels, so they are very easy for kids and folks in wheel chairs to access. It is not a big aquarium by no means, but it is well done with and informative and caring staff in a great location. Some small shops and a decent restaurant in the complex as well.

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I was there at the Aquarium a few yrs ago, and the glass everywhere needed to be cleaned, badly. So, it made everything go down several notches. I did enjoy the aquarium, but not a lot to see...but still a fun look. I would recommend the Dolphin Cruise, which is steps away from the Aquarium. Reservations required for the cruse.... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Aquarium was small and not extremely diverse. What was there was interesting particularly for children as they could touch various sea creatures. It was a wonderful experience to feed the rays for children as well as adults, if they have never done it before. Feeding the rays is well worth the $2. fee for the container of fish bits.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took our two year old grandsons for a visit to the aquarium. It isn't large, but it was perfect for small children and didn't overwhelm them. They loved watching all of the sea life in the tanks and loved being able to touch some of the things in the tanks. It is definitely geared towards younger children, but we... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This was listed on nj1015 as a great thing to do with families. Do not buy it. There were shady characters hanging out on the porch. It is tiny. We were through all 3 floors in less than an hour. Very disappointing.

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Warsaw, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved this area. It takes you away from the hustle bustle of casinos. I just went for the first time this year and had no idea that it even existed. It honestly makes you feel like you are in Key West or some place like that. If you go in the summertime, you can take a little boat cruise,... More

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Scott Twp, Pa
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great place to show support, but it was small aquariums, with two floors of a large house, transformed into an aquarium. Wasn't impressed, took about 30 to see everything and the Garden Basin was a few small sheds that were jewelry and doll house shops.

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Southampton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our third trip to Gardner's Basin Marina with our boat, she's 36ft and that's about all they can handle with the slips, larger tie on the ends. The docks are on good shape but showing their age. The one thing we always look forward to is Roy, the dock master, super guy, always there to leaned a hand... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Although small, the Atlantic City Aquarium has enough to keep kids entertained, happy and wanting to go back again. If you can plan your time accordingly, try to make it for their live sea animal demonstrations at 2PM (I think daily) when they bring out all kinds of fascinating creatures: tarantulas, snakes, sea turtles, etc. for the children to see... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

had a great ne and wifey she enjoyed it my step kids think im hero because of it knowledge of the fish,creatures and good conversation pieces if youre in the area please go the aquarium!

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