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Galleries and museums highlight Atlantic City culture and creativity

It’s hard not to be inspired by Atlantic City’s vibrant colors, bustling activity and natural beauty. The proof is in the city’s art galleries, museums and cultural events. Browse indoor fine art galleries such as the Atlantic City Art Center or venture outside to one of Atlantic City’s popular art parks -- created by both local and world-renowned artists.

The stories behind the city are just as inspiring as the art -- check out Atlantic City’s many museums and monuments honoring the Civil Rights movement, war heroes and figureheads that made Atlantic City what it is today.

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Absecon Lighthouse\ IPPA
31 S. Rhode Island Avenue

New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues. Ascend 228 steps and enjoy matchless views of the Atlantic City skyline. Open for climbing!
Absecon Lighthouse\ IPPA
African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ
661 Jackson Road

New Jersey's only African American Heritage Museum houses thousands of treasures that paint a vivid picture of the African American experience in the 20th century.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ
African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ - Atlantic City
Noyes Art Garage Stockton College

The only African American Heritage Museum in NJ. The Museum provides a collection of soldiers’ memorabilia from World War I to present at the All Wars Memorial Building.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ - Atlantic City
Atlantic City Aquarium
800 No. New Hampshire Ave.

See more than 100 varieties of marine life in a 25,000 gallon exhibit aquarium, touch tanks and interactive exhibits. Groups, tours and special event bookings available.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Art Center
Garden Pier on Boardwalk
at New Jersey Ave.

One of Atlantic City's secret treasures. Showcasing quality exhibitions and presenting a variety of concerts, gallery talks, artist demonstrations and literary readings.
Atlantic City Art Center
Atlantic City Ballet
2301 Boardwalk

For 31 years, the Atlantic City Ballet has been at the forefront of dance and is considered to be the premier ballet company in this area. Check our website for show dates.
Atlantic City Ballet
Atlantic City Free Public Library
1 N. Tennessee Ave.

Check it out! Browse and borrow books, magazines, DVDs, videos and CDs. The library also provides information services, programs and exhibits, computers and internet access.
Atlantic City Free Public Library
Atlantic City Historical Museum
Garden Pier

From diving horses to dancing girls, the diverse history of Atlantic City comes alive through vintage photographs, local artifacts and a video presentation.
Atlantic City Historical Museum
Bay-Atlantic Symphony
59 E. Commerce St.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc.
Kennedy Plaza @ Boardwalk

Celebrate the rich and dynamic African-American history of Chicken Bone Beach with weekly jazz concerts in season.
Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc.
Civil Rights Garden
Pacific Avenue & Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

A tranquil public sculpture garden with winding pathways, Gingko trees and sculptures with inscriptions honoring the architects of the civil rights movement.
Civil Rights Garden
Dante Hall Theater of the Arts
14 N. Mississippi Avenue

A beautifully restored and intimate performance space. Enjoy live concerts, professional and amateur theater and performing arts, children’s theater and much more.
Dante Hall Theater of the Arts
Downbeach Film Festival
405 Berkshire Dr.

Downbeach Film Festival presents the annual Atlantic City Cinefest. Rooted in the celebration of film and creation of a forum where independent film makers exhibit their work.
Downbeach Film Festival
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9

An Early American living history museum. The 1800s come to life- historic interpreters, craft demonstrations, farm animals, historic buildings, family activities and more!
Historic Cold Spring Village
Historic Gardner's Basin
800 North New Hampshire Avenue

This waterfront recreational park offers educational programs and is home to wonderful restaurants, the Atlantic City Aquarium, Crafters Village and other amenities.
Historic Gardner's Basin
Historic Smithville - Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Road

Discover the tradition! This historic village offers more than 40 unique shops, wonderful dining, lodging, a train, a carousel, paddle boats, festivals and live music.
Historic Smithville - Village Greene
Jersey Shore Children's Museum
Hamilton Mall

We are a hands-on discovery center dedicated to stimulating curiosity and awareness in the areas of science, technology, history and culture thru interactive play.
Jersey Shore Children's Museum
Lucy The Elephant
9200 Atlantic Ave.

Round up the kids and visit the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!" Lucy stands six stories high and is a registered historical landmark.
Lucy The Elephant
Marine Mammal Stranding Center - Sea Life Museum
3625 Brigantine Blvd.

Dedicated to rescuing marine mamnals and sea turtles in distress. An on-site museum houses life-sized replicas of sea creatures, whale bones and other exhibits.
Marine Mammal Stranding Center - Sea Life Museum
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
1048 Washington St.

Offer a full schedule of year-round tours and events in Cape May. From ghost tours to craft shows, music to murder mystery dinners, there's always something happening.
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Jersey Korean War Memorial
Brighton Park (Park Place & the Boardwalk)

This memorial was created to ensure that future generations remember and honor the dedication of those who served, the legacy they continued, and the freedom they preserved.
New Jersey Korean War Memorial
Noyes Museum of Art - Stockton College
733 Lily Lake Road

Enjoy a growing collection of American fine and folk art, an exceptional collection of vintage bird decoys and outstanding exhibitions by regional and national artists.
Noyes Museum of Art - Stockton College
Ocean City Historical Museum

An inviting, informative and innovative community resource for exploring and celebrating the rich history and heritage of Ocean City, New Jersey.
Ocean City Historical Museum
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
New York Ave. & The Boardwalk

Looking for a more unusual brand of entertainment? Ripley's Believe it or Not is open all year with over 400 exhibits that will amaze and astound visitors of all ages.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
6 W. Glendale Ave.

Plan your trip with information about South Jersey museums, lighthouses, theater companies and more! Request your calendar of events and guide to the cultural community.
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College
2200 Fairmount Ave.

The Arts Garage is the cornerstore of Atlantic City's Art District. Housing more than 18 art studios, galleries, shops and a cafe.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street

Bring your family and explore the world of the Jersey Shore at this maritime museum on historic Tuckerton Creek. Events and activities for all ages.
Tuckerton Seaport
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.

The Wetlands Institute offers fun educational experiences that connect children, adults, families, educators and scientists with New Jersey’s coastal environments.
Wetlands Institute
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road

Browse the Museum of American Glass, tour craft studios and watch live artist demonstrations. Offering a train ride, restaurant, hotel and year-round special events.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
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