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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 #12 of 30 Attractions in Atlantic City
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Atlantic City, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very educational experience for family to learn about marine life. The aquarium is small enough to not become worn out yet big enough to keep young minds engaged.

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Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

they have a very nice petting tank the kids love it,all kinds of different fish and upstairs they have another tank you can feed and pet baby sting rays.

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Magnolia, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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