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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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+1 609-348-2880
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Cute but expected more

It was SMALL but cute. No big fish. Petting the stingrays was interesting. It has a lot of variety but with this aquarium you have to take the time and really enjoy the small... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2015
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I was quite disappointed in this aquarium. The sea turtle doesn't look happy. The reef tank had very limited coral. I actually have more coral in my fish tank than this place. The little coral they do have isn't anything colorful or even out of the ordinary. The anemone/clownfish tank had several anemones of the same type/color and a few... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

It was SMALL but cute. No big fish. Petting the stingrays was interesting. It has a lot of variety but with this aquarium you have to take the time and really enjoy the small details. It's not a rush through type of aquarium because, you might find yourself missing details that you would have enjoyed.

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Thank ritalowe2
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

the aquarium was nice small interactive for young children. was $8.00 free parking. there was a feeding we watched and were able to touch small stingrays and non biting sharks. very nice for kids.

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

It isn't huge but it was fun and entertaining. It isn't too expensive and is a fun way to spend a few hours. It is certainly geared more for kids. They do birthday parties etc. there also. The staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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Woodstown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Attended a private retirement party held upstairs in the aquarium. Very nice setup for private parties! Saw a portion of the aquarium. Admission prices are very reasonable. Plan to return to tour the aquarium.

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Thank tmb100387
morristown, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

aquarium was nice interesting front desk people were crabby not friendly to my special needs child they needmore accomadations for special needs the girl who handled touch tank was great

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Medford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

My daughter and grandkids wanted to visit. It was raining hard so we were looking for something to do indoors. Entrance fees are reasonable, but not much to see. Two floors, and few exhibits. On the first floor was a full wall fish tank with huge fish. While observing, we noticed 2 dead ones on the bottom. the second floor... More 

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This was nice but small, doesn't look like much outside but inside was nice. Son was disappointed when he went to feed stingray he got to very very small pieces of fish while the person beside him got 5. Inexpensive

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Thank horselovrx2
Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I love coming here with my son. There's a wide variety of fish to see and there is even a live exotic animal showing. All the employees are knowledgable and can answer all your questions. The gift shop is impressive. All around wonderful family fun.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

This aquarium is the smallest that I have ever seen and was a little suprised considering it was in Atlantic city. Me and a friend of mine were in and out of the place in about 20 minutes. What is in there is very nice. There are nice views. The place is clean. However, it can get crowded very quickly... More 

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