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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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Went with boyfriend and our son, who is a little over a year. It was pretty crowded when we went, but that did not mean we did not have fun. Our son absolutely loved it, staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2015
Melissa M
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Estell Manor, New Jersey
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We decieded to stop here during our vacation to AC. Walked in, paid our fee and we were told that there are three floors including two touch tanks. Okay. Walked around a bit, looked at the tanks, saw the touch tanks and I lost it. No supervision, kids and adults touching these poor sharks and sting rays making the water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path...open, adventure center. Touch tanks, aquarium, harbor view and activity center all in one.

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Estell Manor, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Went with boyfriend and our son, who is a little over a year. It was pretty crowded when we went, but that did not mean we did not have fun. Our son absolutely loved it, staff were all very nice.

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Thank Melissa M
West Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Beautiful grounds and view, small inside, got there close to closing or at closing I should say, staff let us in ..So we missed the show.. The staff was great.. inside, was small. online say it is $5.00 it was more even with the coupon.. if you walk the dock and sit for food you can make an afternoon of... More 

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Thank kikki c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Beautiful park, great for photos, near a boat pier and docks .Little shops on the walkways. You can buy cruise tickets here. Great to have a picnic or family outing as you visit the aquarium, free parking. Great place to visit

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the beautifully designed exhibit . The view from the top of the museum is exquisite. Touching the Sharks was so much fun . As was seeing the lovely turtle

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Thank susansonamission
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The actual place is small with only three floor and the top just being an observation floor. The staff was amazing and they do a show almost every hour. Well worth it.

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1 Thank Jill M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I visited last year with my family. There was ample parking when we got there from the casino which was easy. The admission fees were good. My now 8 yr loved it. We saw a big turtle and learned from the staff while he discussed him There were many fish and other species there, and we fed sting rays which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Small, but cute for the 5 and under set, Interactive exhibits for kids to pet the scates and other critters. There are gifts to buy and an observation deck. Older kids will be bored.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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