We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
Phone Number: +1 609-348-2880
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 346 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 89
  • 110
    Very good
  • 100
  • 24
  • 8
We had fun with the Manta rays!

Overall, this is a fun destination, as all of us, my son especially, had fun with the animals! It was just 3 minutes away from our hotel so that was a plus and there were ample... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Charles Town, West Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 331: English reviews
Level Contributor
59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were staying at the Fantasea resort which is a few blocks from the Aquarium. It is older and not very large. 2 floors an a widows walk on the third. It was a rainy day and it was a neat place to visit. only $7 dollars.

Thank Ed L
Charles Town, West Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this is a fun destination, as all of us, my son especially, had fun with the animals! It was just 3 minutes away from our hotel so that was a plus and there were ample parking spaces.

Thank gig20352
Level Contributor
50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to kill some time. The staff was very friendly but there aren't many attractions. The aquarium has 3 floors each with less attractions than the next. The top floor is like an attic with a deck on the outside. Think this attraction is better for families with small children.

Thank bigboss134
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am used to being incentivised into joining a Casino's loyalty scheme with some free play or at least a subsidised dining offer but, alas, nothing like this on offer. In fact, there's no point joining the scheme at all. The Casino itself is great. Exactly what you'd expect with a vast array of 1c > $5 slots surrounded by... More 

1 Thank gizago
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Was a great visit. I never took my kids to an Aquarium where they can pet the fish. It was so much fun for them. And it wasn't packed cuz it was mid-week so we didn't have to fight to see anything.

Thank Medic97
Exton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Well, this is our 2nd visit in 3 years. The aquarium clearly had knowledgeable and dedicated employees but it is in a state of transition - hopefully better. The main attraction for us had been the 3rd floor observation deck and diving exhibition. Both were closed. Sadly, we have nave no idea of the new location for the historical diving... More 

Thank clp_1234
South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Small but nice place to stop if your in the area. Lots of hands on things to do. We visited October 2013.

Thank Alyssa K
Montco Cty, PA
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I like visiting aquariums in different cities. The AC Aquarium is on the order of the one in San Francisco in my opinion. It gives you some idea of the small fish in the bay and ocean just off the beaches of Absecon Island. As a former Margate lifeguard and surfer at the Ventnor pier, I knew much of what... More 

1 Thank cherokee58
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the touch tanks and feeding the stingrays the staff was very informative we loved it 😀😀😀 for a small aquarium it had everything the garden Baisen had a lot cute shops and restaurants.

Thank Marianneberie
Avon, Indiana
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This would be a great place to take children. There are touch tanks. The exhibits are minimal, but what they do have are nice.

Thank Karen D

Travellers who viewed Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin also viewed

Atlantic City, Jersey Shore
Atlantic City, Jersey Shore

Been to Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?