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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Moderate sized aquarium in Atlantic City

The aquarium has free parking. You may walk the grounds without paying. If you want to go into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anaheim, California
Cute little aquarium

Stopped in here right after lunch. It was within walking distance so it was a nice time killer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nina P
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium has free parking. You may walk the grounds without paying. If you want to go into the aquarium building, there is a $10 fee with discounts for seniors and children. The staff is friendly and helpful The exhibits are not elaborate, but there...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here right after lunch. It was within walking distance so it was a nice time killer before checking into our hotel. We also had coupons for a $1.00 off each person, and it was already a pretty cheap admission It isn't the biggest...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is NOTHING to this place. If it were free, I wouldn’t be mad about wasting my time, but they should not be able to charge for that waste of space. Several of the “exhibits” are too small for the animals and the animals can’t...More

2  Thank Trip795369
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simple little aquarium with just enough action for young children. Three hands-on - or I should say hands-in - tanks provided our three years old granddaughter with such excitement she made the rounds several time. Fun for adults to watch the little...More

1  Thank 425lynn
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went to the aquarium without any kids. The staff is friendly and there are 2 floors of exhibits plus touching tanks and a 3rd floor with no fish. It was a very cute aquarium. The 3rd floor just has a deck/porch...More

Thank CuteJen788
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Aquarium. It didn't take very long for the kids to walk through and excitedly see all the sights,but it was a good family activity. There are touch tanks where 2 finger touches of stingrays are optional. The kids thought that was...More

Thank minniepearl1983
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We try to see something different when we travel to AC, the first time was Lucy the elephant. This trip we decided to visit the aquarium. This was my first visit to any aquarium so I may not be the best judge. But I will...More

5  Thank Hollis G
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We decided to come here on a rainy day, looking for something somewhat inexpensive. Since everyone else wanted to visit they do stagger admitting people in the aquarium. We enjoyed our trip at the aquarium, but were about 10 years too late- sons being 16...More

1  Thank wmom88
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Great for kids and the folks who love watching them be thrilled and delighted. This is local sea life. This is not Brooklyn, or Baltimore, or Monterey, some of the great national aquariums. This place is for children and the touch tanks alone are worth...More

2  Thank SouthJRZMom
Reviewed August 3, 2018

During a rainy day in AC and cancelled boat ride, we decided to go against the TripAdvisor review suggesting otherwise, and checked out the aquarium. While on the small side, there was some interesting sea life to check out - nothing particularly spectacular or out...More

1  Thank lhamilt77
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izzyyy m
May 18, 2018|
Response from ronaldt18 | Reviewed this property |
No different then any gift shop & remember it takes a lot to run the aquarium & keep it great for kids. Go for it.
Jane M
April 12, 2017|
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Response from tango2 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't walk it. It's a cute area. We were there a few weeks ago and at that time the restaurants were open but not some of the smaller shops. It's not a huge area, but we enjoyed walking around (nice views) and... More