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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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+1 609-348-2880
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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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Good for children, bad for tank enthusiasts

It is easy to find. The day we went there it was rather crowded yet we walked around without any difficulty. All the staff was friendly and eager to answer questions. It is a very... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lindia B
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Virginia
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Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is easy to find. The day we went there it was rather crowded yet we walked around without any difficulty. All the staff was friendly and eager to answer questions. It is a very small aquarium with basic tanks so a visit there won't last more than 20 minutes. The best thing is the pet tank where you get... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you go to Atlantic do visit this place Its not that big but worth a visit for 2 reasons - Natural beauty surrounding the area which makes it perfect photo place and for the variety of fishes on display At a few ponds in you can even touch the fishes

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went to Gardner's Basin so we could show our adult son that we do other things than just gamble. That being said, we really enjoyed the area and will go back in the Spring or Summer when we can dine outdoors. We knew the aquarium was small but found it to be a very nice attraction. It's great... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a small aquarium compared to most I thought it would be better for the price. Good for those with children as they have a touch tank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We had a real nice time here. The atmosphere is very homey and our children felt right at home. The price is decent too. The hands on tanks were probably the best part!

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is by far the smallest aquarium we have visited. That being said it is VERY kid friendly and a great thing to do with the little ones who need space to dash around and still be in view. Always nice to visit a place to learn more about the local environment.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have visited the aquarium about 5/6 times over the last few years while my kids were between ages 3 and 9. During our last visit over the holidays, my 9 year old got bored quickly, but my 5 year old still loved it. It is a perfect place to get out of the house if your visiting the shore.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This Aquarium is 3 stories but very small. It might be of interest to very young children. The view from the top floor is really good and nice for pictures. Outside there are a lot of additional things such as restaurants, ice cream parlor touring boat rides etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

we were staying at the Fantasea resort which is a few blocks from the Aquarium. It is older and not very large. 2 floors an a widows walk on the third. It was a rainy day and it was a neat place to visit. only $7 dollars.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Overall, this is a fun destination, as all of us, my son especially, had fun with the animals! It was just 3 minutes away from our hotel so that was a plus and there were ample parking spaces.

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