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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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This is by far the smallest aquarium we have visited. That being said it is VERY kid friendly and a great thing to do with the little ones who need space to dash around and still... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ljhshaklee
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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a real nice time here. The atmosphere is very homey and our children felt right at home. The price is decent too. The hands on tanks were probably the best part!

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the smallest aquarium we have visited. That being said it is VERY kid friendly and a great thing to do with the little ones who need space to dash around and still be in view. Always nice to visit a place to learn more about the local environment.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the aquarium about 5/6 times over the last few years while my kids were between ages 3 and 9. During our last visit over the holidays, my 9 year old got bored quickly, but my 5 year old still loved it. It is a perfect place to get out of the house if your visiting the shore.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Aquarium is 3 stories but very small. It might be of interest to very young children. The view from the top floor is really good and nice for pictures. Outside there are a lot of additional things such as restaurants, ice cream parlor touring boat rides etc.

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Canton,ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

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phila
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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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 

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New York City, New York
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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.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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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 

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