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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

Features Animals
Opens in 16 min: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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A small aquarium for a small price.

We had a some time to burn, and it was pouring rain all day, so took a chance on this attraction... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronald A
Tieton, United States
Great experience for young kids

Not very large, but just enough for younger children to experience "touching" sea life. The staff... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Average30%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The animals seem happy to see you. Each exhibit is smallish but clean and more than appropriate to the creature that calls it home. I was delighted to find so many touch tanks with a knowledgeable attendant to teach and protect the animals. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davtraveler911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a some time to burn, and it was pouring rain all day, so took a chance on this attraction. It was inexpensive by most aquarium prices. Some nice displays of marine life in small tanks. The big attractions were the hands on experiences...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its a very small place but worth the visit...I road a bike from the casino down the beautiful new boardwalk to the Aquarium...You can touch some of the fish and climb to the tower to see some great views of the city...Plus there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaimlerBenz
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Not very large, but just enough for younger children to experience "touching" sea life. The staff was friendly. Great view from the upper level.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcoblentz1310
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I was greatly surprised at how wonderful this little aquarium was! we usually go to Camden Aquarium but thought we would try this when I took my 4 year old grand daughter. It was a real treat. They had lots of things touch which is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gypsy620
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Small aquarium but priced right for the time you spend inside. Our 7 year olds enjoyed their time there. Cant wait to see the revitalization of the Gardner Basin area!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank familytravel25
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The aquarium has free parking. You may walk the grounds without paying. If you want to go into the aquarium building, there is a $10 fee with discounts for seniors and children. The staff is friendly and helpful The exhibits are not elaborate, but there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Stopped in here right after lunch. It was within walking distance so it was a nice time killer before checking into our hotel. We also had coupons for a $1.00 off each person, and it was already a pretty cheap admission It isn't the biggest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nina P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

There is NOTHING to this place. If it were free, I wouldn’t be mad about wasting my time, but they should not be able to charge for that waste of space. Several of the “exhibits” are too small for the animals and the animals can’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Trip795369
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This is a simple little aquarium with just enough action for young children. Three hands-on - or I should say hands-in - tanks provided our three years old granddaughter with such excitement she made the rounds several time. Fun for adults to watch the little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 May 2018|
Response from ronaldt18 | Reviewed this property |
No different then any gift shop & remember it takes a lot to run the aquarium & keep it great for kids. Go for 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