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Atlantic City Aquarium


A combination aquarium and marine science education center, the Atlantic City Aquarium houses more than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures. Its 11 tanks offer visitors a close-up look at Giant Moray Eels, seahorses, jellyfish, an octopus, a coral reef and much more. At the Ocean Life Center's 750-gallon Touch Tank, visitors may actually handle sea urchins, shrimp, whelk, mussels, hermit crabs and other sea creatures. Elsewhere, a 23,000-gallon tank showcases Fish of the New Jersey Coast, among them sea bass, sand tiger sharks, northern stingray and kingfish. Although most of its aquariums are saltwater tanks, the Atlantic City Aquarium devotes displays to freshwater and estuarine marine life as well. The Atlantic City Aquarium also features such interactive exhibits as The Art of Sailing, which pairs a model sailboat with a wind tunnel to illustrate the challenges of sailing. The Atlantic City Aquarium is available for birthday parties, meetings and other special events. It is located at Historic Gardner's Basin, home to fishing boats, restaurants and antique shops.

Atlantic City Aquarium Contact Information
800 North New Hampshire Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 348-2880
Fax: (609) 345-4002

Yelp Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
From 17 Reviews

Megan B.
April 14, 2014 5 out of 5 stars "This aquarium gets 5 stars for value and overall experience. We got a coupon from the aquariums website making the adult prices only $7/person. Although..." Read More
Ahmed A.
August 24, 2013 4 out of 5 stars "I will give this place four stars for a few reasons summarized below:

1) Admission is only 8$ and for an extra 2$ you can have a sting ray feeding..." Read More
Stephanie L.
June 25, 2013 5 out of 5 stars "I have a really good time here this past weekend. It turns out that if you have a AAA membership you get a discount on the ticket price. Some of the tanks..." Read More
Address:
800 No. New Hampshire Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Contact:
609-348-2880