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“Small, friendly and helpful staff, worth the visit”

Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin
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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small, friendly and helpful staff, worth the visit”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Our family traveled to the aquarium on Mothers day weekend.
The place is small, but there are alot of fish and animal displays and hands on petting of sharks, sting rays, star fish. The staff are helpful and pleasant. There are 3 floors of exhibits, and next to the aquarium are all types of shops and the marina. The kids really enjoyed it. Not too crowded, a nice change from the boardwalk. Would recommend. Go to their website for $1 off admission.

Visited May 2014
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Detroit, MI
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Too small”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Too small of a place. Adult ticket is $8 and senior ticket is $6. But a person will be in and out of that place in 15-20 minutes.

No big or really fascinating displays or animals/fish.

Visited May 2014
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Cambridge,UK
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fine for Kids”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This cannot be compared to anything large ie Baltimore Aquarium, as it is very, very small. As an Adult you will probably be around in 20 minutes, children seem to like the touch tanks so family may be here up to an hour. They are carrying out building work at the moment on new exhibit on 2nd floor. Strange Diving Helmet display on 3rd floor but really nice views across the bay in sunshine from outside area near the roof.

Visited April 2014
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McElhattan, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quaint Little Acquarium”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We looked online, and wondered why it was only $8 ea. admission. We got there and realized it was very small, but definitely a great thing to do on a rainy Monday! And, you can pet sharks! What more could you ask for? We enjoyed it very much. No crowd and we could move around at our leisure. There are 3 floors to view. Not too bad.

Visited April 2014
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philadelphia area
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Small but reasonable”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were here on a rainy Saturday in March so the weather was pretty miserable and I figured it would be packed. Luckily, there were others there but never like we felt squashed (something that often happens at the Camden and Baltimore aquariums.) The animals aren't amazing but its great for kids because 1. its relatively cheap 2. they won't get bored before you finish 3. there's things to touch.
I don't recommend going to the 3rd floor unless its a really nice day out. There's nothing much to see and its mostly outdoors. So it's almost a waste of a floor.
If you are there on a nice day, there are many picnic tables and it also is adjacent to a pier which could be a nice walk if you're tired of the Boardwalk.

Visited March 2014
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