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

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great for kids!

This venue did not hold much for adults, however, for kids it would be great. It is small with only about 30 tanks/pens for exhibits. It has a very small observation deck that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2012
Christy C
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This venue did not hold much for adults, however, for kids it would be great. It is small with only about 30 tanks/pens for exhibits. It has a very small observation deck that doesn't even boast the best view :-) Price is definitely in align with value.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The Aquarium is very small but educational. Touch tank is great for the kids.

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Derby, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Smaller place than expected. A real bonus though if you have younger children. Lots of touch-tanks. Had a chance to feed sting rays and pet a small shark.

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Price of $8 wasn't bad, a coupon for $1 off if you remember it. Great to have the touch tanks; made the visit worth the stop. Very small good for those never experience touching a shark, star fish, sea urchin, crab or ray. Depending on your kids it's either fastinating with respect to nature or will be outright boring.If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Great place for family to visit, sea turtle, little baby sting rays that you can touch and interact with, feedings were also entertaining,

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is a very small aquarium. It would be perfect for a toddler but not for older children. The best feature is the giant loggerhead turtle. There was a young woman doing an animal presentation when we were there complete with a chinchilla and a snake. There's a giant popcorn machine in the lobby and the smell of popcorn pervades... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This aquarium was okay. It needs to add more interesting things for tourists to do. It has potential to become better

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Brasilia, DF
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The aquarium is a small place and you can see it within a hour. The fun part is that you can put your hands on different kind of fishes.

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Bigantine, nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We all lovewd the Aquarium in Historic Gardners Basin. We even rented bikes from Web Feet Boutique

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Although the admission was very economical in comparison to other aquariums we have visited, the attraction left a lot to be desired. The aquarium is very small, takes less than an hour to see all exhibits. The most enjoyable exhibit was the touch tanks. The aquarium does have other animals on site besides sea life, which are interesting. Overall, the... More 

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