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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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The size of the aquarium did shock me BUT it was a good size for my 3 year old. The coolest part was petting the sting rays. Some of the exhibits were closed and we could not go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Camilledd
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of the aquarium did shock me BUT it was a good size for my 3 year old. The coolest part was petting the sting rays. Some of the exhibits were closed and we could not go to the top/outside balcony because it was raining and foggy

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New Jersey
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small - two stories plus an observation deck- but wife plus baby had a great time! We stayed two hours, but an average visit should take an hour. There's a soda machine and snack vending machine plus popcorn for sale. Infant changing tables in BOTH men's and women's bathrooms are on first floor. Lots of touch tanks. Shops nearby are... More 

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Philadelphia/Atlantic City [dug-in]
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no choice on TA for 'Family [adults]' and that is what this last visit to the Aquarium was. One of the adult kids hadn't been back to the AC Aquarium since he was able to get kids admission and now he's above drinking age. It was Saturday after Thanksgiving and we had a cloudy day. We ensured to... More 

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Thank rship1
New Jersey
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Atlantic City aquarium on a Friday afternoon in January, so there was practically no one there. It is a quaint building near the water and some shops that were closed for the winter. The entrance fee was fairly reasonable, though a little much for how few exhibits there were. We finished the whole aquarium in about... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Took grandchildren there recently. Very small facility with good exhibits. There are three floors with excellent views from top floor. Very clean inside with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Can interact with touching starfish and feeding rays. Kids had a great time. Gave four stars due to size but it is nice to have this in Atlantic City for kids. Entrance fee... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very small aquarium, but good for little kids on a rainy day. Nice views and you can walk around and go to the couple of shops

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

So, this aquarium is really for kids, but is also good for adults who have been day drinking. *GASP* touch tanks! Happy turtles! Mesmerizing jelly fish! It's pretty small, even taking your time you can get through everything in 45 mins tops. Three floors, including one that's pretty much just a beautiful outdoor view of the sea. $8 admission fee.... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have been to the aquarium several times. It is a great place to take the kids in January when they are bored. I love to touch the animals.

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Beacon, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a great aquarium conveniently located in the beautiful setting of Gardner's Basin. It isn't that big but it makes up for it with the excellent exhibits. A big plus is the ability for kids to be able to interact with some of the animals on display. And for adults, the third floor observation deck is a terrific way... More 

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Thank 845Greg
Virginia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited on a cloudy, misty day to avoid the beach with two tots in tow. There is one large aquarium on the first floor, with a couple of smaller displays. The touch pools are great; the kids can touch starfish, horseshoe crabs. The fish are on display and there are the highlights- clown fish, seahorse. But for the other... More 

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