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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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Great Rainy Day Activity with Kids

We went here on a rainy day during our long weekend in Brigantine. We spent about an hour. The kids... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
Good aquarium for young kids

We went here with young kids (age 3) on a rainy day, and it was perfect. The aquarium is small with... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We went here on a rainy day during our long weekend in Brigantine. We spent about an hour. The kids loved looking at and learning about the fish and reptiles in the tanks. We also enjoyed walking on the pier despite the rain and cold.

1  Thank Jennay513
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went here with young kids (age 3) on a rainy day, and it was perfect. The aquarium is small with limited fish (nothing like the large aquariums in Baltimore or Camden), but it's a great place to visit with young kids. The people working...More

Thank carolynlwaite
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Very small aquarium, says 3 floors but not anything on top floor except nice view. Animal show was not much. Loved the moray eels , jellyfish & seahorses. Remember to show your AAA card for a discount.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 April 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 22 March 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 26 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 14 February 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 3 February 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
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Jane M
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

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