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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 #20 of 43 Attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 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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Red Bank, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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