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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

#14 of 64 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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Not much to see very small needs updated

Expected alot more for it being close the ocean. Very small and needs updated badly. You had to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
K s
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Don't waste your time

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium while on vacation. The $10 price per person was not that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alisyn H
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Expected alot more for it being close the ocean. Very small and needs updated badly. You had to take your kids in bathroom to wash hands every time because they did not have hand sanitizer sitting at stations where you were touching the water. Tank...More

Thank K s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium while on vacation. The $10 price per person was not that bad to get in. We waited for about 10 minutes in a line that was going out the front door in order to pay to get in....More

Thank Alisyn H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We like to visit Gardner's Basin in AC to get away from the crowds and hustle of the boardwalk and casinos.. We usually take the jitney which is convenient and cheap; one ride cash pay is $2.25 per person or if you are staying for...More

Thank patnoelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Cape May and had a rainy Monday so we decided to take our girls to the aquarium. So glad we went early as everybody else had the same idea!! They have a nice display there and the girls liked the hands on...More

1  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vacation down the shore. Hard rain all day. What to do indoors to kill a couple hours? Not much. Let's check out the AC Aquarium. Live Diver feeding show! Exotic animals! Let me bring you back down to earth. Drab old building. Fish swimming in...More

Thank JoshKatz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to this small but nice aquarium with my grandaughter. Though it is small she had fun seeing all the different fish, turtles, etc. Especially petting the little sand sharks and stingrays. Nice outing to kill a little time.

Thank CaribBronxboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They're like water puppies! Instead of wagging tails, you get flapping fins! Very nice aquarium, very educational! The touch tanks are great & the staff is very friendly & informative. The view of the city from the top is a must-see as well!

1  Thank Denise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped for a few days in Port Republic. This was a afternoon trip to get the kids off the campground. We found a $1 off each admission so kids were $5 and adults were $9. Under 3 was free. The building is small 3...More

Thank Elisemw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Economical entry fee, pleasing outside landscaping, but we were in and out in less than 30 minutes. this is a very small aquarium. The elevator was out on our visit and there were lots of stairs. Nice view from the top floor. It was dark...More

Thank Susie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took 3 teenage girls and we were able to see the entire thing including the dive show in an hour. They had a good time and had some great photo ops.

Thank Rebekah W
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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