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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

#14 of 63 things to do in Atlantic City Features Animals
800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Small but well worth it!

This is the perfect place to take small children to experience an educational aquarium trip. At... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia M
Fun way to kill some time

It's a small aquarium, so older children may be less impressed. However, I enjoy taking my 4yo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steffie J
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Grazerus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went expecting great things. didn't really deliver. nice if you have kids that like to do the touch/feel experience. did have a nice sea horse exhibit

Thank gordon h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our last day in AC, and were glad we did. It was a only $10 to get in, and granted there aren't many exhibits more then 75% of the exhibits are touch and feel, so you really get up close with...More

Thank OhioValleyGirl028
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for the first time in May 2017. Spent 2 - 3 hours in this quaint, small, but active aquarium. Staff was very informative, exhibits were well detailed and varied. Especially given the modest price, a fun place, especially if you're with little children...More

Thank tcandcc2016
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Jane M
Hi Is the Aquarium a place you can walk too as Im staying on the boardwalk. If so how long does it take to walk to it?
12 April 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