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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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Small, good for kids

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Medford, New Jersey

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Medford, New Jersey
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was nice but small, doesn't look like much outside but inside was nice. Son was disappointed when he went to feed stingray he got to very very small pieces of fish while the person beside him got 5. Inexpensive

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love coming here with my son. There's a wide variety of fish to see and there is even a live exotic animal showing. All the employees are knowledgable and can answer all your questions. The gift shop is impressive. All around wonderful family fun.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This aquarium is the smallest that I have ever seen and was a little suprised considering it was in Atlantic city. Me and a friend of mine were in and out of the place in about 20 minutes. What is in there is very nice. There are nice views. The place is clean. However, it can get crowded very quickly... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was disappointed that this aquarium wasn't bigger. It was a nice clean facility with a large classroom that would be nice for local schools in the area to take advantage of for field trips. The third floor is a nice lookout area over Gardner's Basin.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The aquarium is small but well done. It has a nice selection of fish, great views from the 3rd floor, and free parking. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The touch tanks with the sharks, rays, and horseshoe crabs are big hits with children. It is inexpensive and a great deal for the price.

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Woodhaven, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Never knew there was an aquarium in A.C., but had seen it on Trip Advisor and being that we ate at Gilcrist Restaurant for breakfast, we came here to kill some time. While it is small, it is very clean. It's great for small children because they have exhibits that they can touch things. I think the best part was... More 

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Centereach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great for kids. Not much to do, but they have touch tanks.Good for a quick visit. Friendly staff. Nice scenic views. free parking

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a charming little aquarium, with wonderful views of the water. There are a couple of interactive attractions, with guides/docents explaining things to the "audience." Certainly this is not a HUGE aquarium, but it is definitely worth a visit and worth the admission fee. I actually took my elderly mom there and she was tickled pink. Some times less... More 

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The AC Aquarium is a fun place to visit, especially with young children. There are two levels to this building, with an outdoor deck, but essentially it is not a very large place. The exhibits of Fish and Sealife are fun to watch. For a small fee, food can be purchased to hand-feed the sand sharks.

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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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