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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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Small but worth a look!

Small - two stories plus an observation deck- but wife plus baby had a great time! We stayed two... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2016
gostartraveler
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Forked River, New Jersey
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Fun for kids of all ages

There is no choice on TA for 'Family [adults]' and that is what this last visit to the Aquarium... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2016
rship1
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Philadelphia/Atlantic City [dug-in]
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed January 4, 2016

Took grandchildren there recently. Very small facility with good exhibits. There are three floors with excellent views from top floor. Very clean inside with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Can interact with touching starfish and feeding rays. Kids had a great time. Gave four stars due to...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very small aquarium, but good for little kids on a rainy day. Nice views and you can walk around and go to the couple of shops

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Reviewed December 20, 2015

So, this aquarium is really for kids, but is also good for adults who have been day drinking. *GASP* touch tanks! Happy turtles! Mesmerizing jelly fish! It's pretty small, even taking your time you can get through everything in 45 mins tops. Three floors, including...More

1  Thank immelikethat
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a great aquarium conveniently located in the beautiful setting of Gardner's Basin. It isn't that big but it makes up for it with the excellent exhibits. A big plus is the ability for kids to be able to interact with some of the...More

1  Thank 845Greg
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited on a cloudy, misty day to avoid the beach with two tots in tow. There is one large aquarium on the first floor, with a couple of smaller displays. The touch pools are great; the kids can touch starfish, horseshoe crabs. The fish...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2015

Overall, a very cute place. The kids enjoyed it there. The place is really really small. Don't plan to spend more then an hour there. On a positive note, it's only $8 and it a nice place for a playdate and there are restaurants close...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

It's hidden, tucked away in the North Inlet at Gardner's Basin of Atlantic City. If you're one of those people that live inside a casino when you come to town, you'll never know it exists...but this place is great. Too many people complain that there...More

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Jane M
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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
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