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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 kid loved it, but not what the adults expected.

We visited the Aquarium on a rainy day in March, so the nearby outdoor and craft areas were not open. The Aquarium is smaller and more dated than we expected. The price of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Amy D
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You are better off going to the beach for the day. I promise you will find more sea life and have a better experience. I find it hard to believe they charge for what you get. The gardens outside were the best part because we finally were able to get fresh air. Our two children 5 and 2 really only... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the Aquarium on a rainy day in March, so the nearby outdoor and craft areas were not open. The Aquarium is smaller and more dated than we expected. The price of admission is not high, though, and my 7 year old really enjoyed our visit and the baby rays that are available to be fed and pet by... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My grandchildren and I go to the aquarium all the time. Hard to lose the kids here. On nice days it's fun to just walk around Gardner's basin. Different events outside and watch the boats, ducks etc. Nice little restaurant for deck dining. There is a fee for the aquarium but not overly expensive.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting the Baltimore aquarium. The price to get in is $8 per adult. I think the price is a little steep for what you get. It is worn from time and I would say even a little dirty. There were kids everywhere; some sitting on the floor. It is difficult to make it a learning experience for your... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Wonderful trip for my 2 year old and 5 month old! Both loved all of the attractions, especially the big turtle! Great winter or rainy day adventure! Going back today with friends actually!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a small aquarium, but it is perfect for younger kids. We have been twice, and my children loved it. Great little trip especially on a rainy or cold day.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

i wasn't disappointed only because i didn't expect anything. it is small, just enough for a three year old to have heaps of fun.

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Hauppauge, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're looking for a place like the NY or Baltimore Aquarium, this is not the place for you. If you come here with those type of expectations, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a very reasonably priced place where kids will have a lot of fun, then this is a place for you. There's a variety of hands-on... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gardiner's Basin is quite possibly the most beautiful part of Atlantic City. This aquarium is very small. In my opinion it's perfect for children. They have multiple touch tanks and the kids can hand feed the rays daily at noon. An hour is enough and it's a nice diversion for the kids during a visit to the restaurants or small... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As 2 adults, my husband and I finished this tiny aquarium in about 20 minutes. It was not crowded, but even despite a windy rainy day, I was surprised that we were not the only crazy people visiting. There are only 2 floors with sea life on it, and the third floor just has showcases of old scuba gear (like... More 

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