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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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Worth a short visit

The collection of sea life was smaller than I'd hoped. But two ten year old boys enjoyed the visit for about an hour and a half. Good break from sun and heat to get close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sbecon
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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The collection of sea life was smaller than I'd hoped. But two ten year old boys enjoyed the visit for about an hour and a half. Good break from sun and heat to get close to creatures from under the sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium is more geared towards small children, my daughter that's 14 was not interested. It's very small and only took about a 1/2 hr to go through. There are a few touch tanks and the views from the lookout deck on the 3rd floor are nice. It was something nice to do before we went home.

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Thank Skook80
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The aquarium location is beautiful as it is surrounded by the harbor. It is a bit farther from the Boardwalk then we expected. We walked but would take public transportation if we had it to do over again. Very small with not many exhibits. Perfect for little children but my teenagers were bored. Admission prices were more than what was... More 

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Thank Dayna S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this aquarium with my son he is 5 it is small but he enjoyed it. check the schedule they have a diving show and they have a sting ray feeding make sure to buy the ticket when you enter because when we went up they were sold out thankfully we already had ours up on the 3rd floor... More 

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Thank Ziazetta S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love seeing aquariums, this one many disappoint you compared to aquariums elsewhere, but if you have noting to do, it is a nice place to visit.

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PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing I'm going to mention is - they have no air conditioning. I was told that they had one on order, but weren't sure when it was going to get there. So it was very uncomfortable. I wasn't sure what to expect, because I had never heard of this place before. It's small. Very small. There are interesting... More 

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Thank CheriScha
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I vacationed in Atlantic city and she wanted to do something's other then the beach. We decided to visit the aquarium. It cost $10.00 per person but I had a coupon from the local paper so it was $9.00 each. This was the smallest aquarium I've ever been to. There were 3 stories the third being an... More 

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Thank Debbie W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here while on a weekend trip to AC. We went here on a rainy morning. We weren't sure what to expect and it's definitely geared towards children. You could feed the stingrays, which I enjoyed.

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Thank c0lere1
Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice touch tanks. 21/2 year old grandson was able to feed the stingrays with a little help from grandpa. He was so excited. Staff are very nice. Second time visiting. Would visit again.

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Thank carole426
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small aquarium but nicely kept. Granddaughter liked the stingrays that you could touch....the diver in the fish tank feeding the fish was entertaining for a 5 yr old. There is not a lot to see there but priced well for entry.

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