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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 Unique

We visited the aquarium since it was raining out and had to find something to keep our toddler... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Amber S
Lyon Station, Pennsylvania

Very small aquarium its not like others we have been too, but nice for smaller children. A lot of... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
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  • Average31%
  • Poor7%
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We visited the aquarium since it was raining out and had to find something to keep our toddler busy. We got there right after they opened so we were able to look at everything with ease. The tanks are huge and only show a few...More

1  Thank Amber S
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Very small aquarium its not like others we have been too, but nice for smaller children. A lot of touching tanks.

Thank michellerosechurcill
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Just got back from the aquarium. They are currently doing some renovations and the place looks a mess right now. Some of the exhibits were empty. If you are going to have construction going on you need to tell customers upfront before they pay full...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is the perfect place to take small children to experience an educational aquarium trip. At noonish they have an opportunity to hand feed a tank of small stingrays!

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed June 21, 2017

It's a small aquarium, so older children may be less impressed. However, I enjoy taking my 4yo daughter on days where the weather is not so good, or we've had enough beach time. It's certainly not going to fill your day up, but you will...More

Thank Steffie J
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The Atlantic City Aquarium covers two floors and an observation tower. The floors are small. However, you have an opportunity to interact and touch some small bottom feeder sharks and stingrays. They also have a variety of fish, turtles and several snakes. Overlook the ocean...More

2  Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This aquarium is very small but is definitely worth visiting. It's reasonably priced to get in, and you can see all of the creatures up close without crowds and lines. There are numerous touch tanks throughout and an interesting array of fish and animals. There...More

Thank Kerri M
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We enjoyed our rainy day time at the aquarium. The hands on exhibits were very nice and the tanks and reptile displays were done very well. Unfortunately the Historic Gardens shops were not open, so the several hours we had given ourselves was too long.

Thank aspeck
Reviewed May 30, 2017

if you like sea life and want to know whats out there, this is the place, also has other exotic creatures for kids to ooh and ahh at. you can go to the 2nd floor to look out over the bay and enjoy the breeze....More

1  Thank Kurt T
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

In a recent visit to Atlantic City we stumbled on a small aquarium it was a nice Hands On aquarium. There were shows and tanks that allowed you to touch the animals. Surrounding the aquarium was cute little shops. It's in a beautiful area where...More

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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