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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Very small, but cute for young children

We took our sons, ages 4 and 7, here recently. Thankfully the price was low because we had seen all... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2016
Marie Y
Yonkers, New York
Great staff. Cute place for a nice afternoon.

After a recent breakfast trip it began sleeting so we didn't want to walk home in it. We decided... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2016
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

We took our sons, ages 4 and 7, here recently. Thankfully the price was low because we had seen all there was to be seen in under an hour. There were several touch pools, which my kids loved, but not much by way of exhibits....More

Thank Marie Y
Reviewed March 22, 2016

After a recent breakfast trip it began sleeting so we didn't want to walk home in it. We decided to duck into the Aquarium for a bit. We were greeted with warm smiles right from the door. While I am a person who usually just...More

3  Thank Bloom424
Reviewed February 26, 2016

At an $8 dollar adult admission price, $6 for seniors and $5 for (4-12 years olds) the Atlantic City Aquarium is a value package if you are interested in learning about marine and other wildlife. A $1 discount coupon can be had on their website...More

2  Thank duck8to
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday morning, it's small but we loved every part of it. The touch tanks were awesome and we watched a feeding show. It was cheap to get in also!

1  Thank lori8676
Reviewed February 20, 2016

You can save a few bucks by getting a coupon available online as well as at the welcome center.. Yes it is small, but worth the visit if you have little ones with you. Even I enjoyed petting the small sharks, playing with the sting...More

1  Thank GaryG668
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Several of the displays didn't even have labels to tell you what was in the tank. The tanks were covered in algae. Several of the animals were way too big for the enclosures. It was 2 floors of displays and a 3rd floor was an...More

1  Thank ballen0351
Reviewed February 3, 2016

The size of the aquarium did shock me BUT it was a good size for my 3 year old. The coolest part was petting the sting rays. Some of the exhibits were closed and we could not go to the top/outside balcony because it was...More

Thank Camilledd
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Small - two stories plus an observation deck- but wife plus baby had a great time! We stayed two hours, but an average visit should take an hour. There's a soda machine and snack vending machine plus popcorn for sale. Infant changing tables in BOTH...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed January 28, 2016

There is no choice on TA for 'Family [adults]' and that is what this last visit to the Aquarium was. One of the adult kids hadn't been back to the AC Aquarium since he was able to get kids admission and now he's above drinking...More

3  Thank rship1
Reviewed January 9, 2016

We went to the Atlantic City aquarium on a Friday afternoon in January, so there was practically no one there. It is a quaint building near the water and some shops that were closed for the winter. The entrance fee was fairly reasonable, though a...More

Thank Elizabeth275
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Jane M
April 12, 2017|
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Response from rship1 | Reviewed this property |
##Going in a straight line. The Aquarium is a mile from the Boardwalk construction## Okie dokie. This area that I was referring to is now open. It's not yet all the way down yet. So. It's a mile from the Absecon... More