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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Clean place, knowledgable staff and good environment for kids.

I visited last year with my family. There was ample parking when we got there from the casino which was easy. The admission fees were good. My now 8 yr loved it. We saw a big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The actual place is small with only three floor and the top just being an observation floor. The staff was amazing and they do a show almost every hour. Well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I visited last year with my family. There was ample parking when we got there from the casino which was easy. The admission fees were good. My now 8 yr loved it. We saw a big turtle and learned from the staff while he discussed him There were many fish and other species there, and we fed sting rays which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Small, but cute for the 5 and under set, Interactive exhibits for kids to pet the scates and other critters. There are gifts to buy and an observation deck. Older kids will be bored.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was quite disappointed in this aquarium. The sea turtle doesn't look happy. The reef tank had very limited coral. I actually have more coral in my fish tank than this place. The little coral they do have isn't anything colorful or even out of the ordinary. The anemone/clownfish tank had several anemones of the same type/color and a few... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was SMALL but cute. No big fish. Petting the stingrays was interesting. It has a lot of variety but with this aquarium you have to take the time and really enjoy the small details. It's not a rush through type of aquarium because, you might find yourself missing details that you would have enjoyed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

the aquarium was nice small interactive for young children. was $8.00 free parking. there was a feeding we watched and were able to touch small stingrays and non biting sharks. very nice for kids.

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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It isn't huge but it was fun and entertaining. It isn't too expensive and is a fun way to spend a few hours. It is certainly geared more for kids. They do birthday parties etc. there also. The staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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Woodstown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Attended a private retirement party held upstairs in the aquarium. Very nice setup for private parties! Saw a portion of the aquarium. Admission prices are very reasonable. Plan to return to tour the aquarium.

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morristown, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

aquarium was nice interesting front desk people were crabby not friendly to my special needs child they needmore accomadations for special needs the girl who handled touch tank was great

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My daughter and grandkids wanted to visit. It was raining hard so we were looking for something to do indoors. Entrance fees are reasonable, but not much to see. Two floors, and few exhibits. On the first floor was a full wall fish tank with huge fish. While observing, we noticed 2 dead ones on the bottom. the second floor... More 

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Additional Information about Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone Number: 609-348-2880
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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