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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

#14 of 62 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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Great time in Gardners basin at the aquarium

This aquarium is great, not huge like Baltimore but a great time. lots of large tanks, and touch... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015

We decieded to stop here during our vacation to AC. Walked in, paid our fee and we were told that... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-348-2880
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This aquarium is great, not huge like Baltimore but a great time. lots of large tanks, and touch basins. it is surrounded by the harbor area and clam creek area of AC. lots of pleasure boats and commercial fisher boats. Great food and bar right...More

Thank Chefmike50
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....More

1  Thank ermiesometimes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Dozer_2006
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.

Thank Melissa M
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.....More

Thank kikki c
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

Thank Stephen O
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

Thank susansonamission
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.

1  Thank Jill M
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...More

1  Thank heytai
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.

Thank Lynda D
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Jane M
Hi Is the Aquarium a place you can walk too as Im staying on the boardwalk. If so how long does it take to walk to it?
12 April 2017|
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Response from tango2 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't walk it. It's a cute area. We were there a few weeks ago and at that time the restaurants were open but not some of the smaller shops. It's not a huge area, but we enjoyed walking around (nice views) and... More