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Atlantic City Aquarium

800 North New Hampshire Avenue

Mission Statement:
Since we are all dependent on the ocean where life began, our commitment is to educate, inform and create a bond for children of all ages with the oceans that surround our planet.

About Us:
Located in Atlantic City’s Historic Gardner's Basin, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. The Atlantic City Aquarium's eight tanks total 29,800 gallons of live exhibits. Highlights include the Fish of the New Jersey Coast Aquarium, which holds 23,000 gallons and teems with sea bass, lookdowns, sand tiger sharks, northern stingray, bluefish, weakfish, and kingfish. The 750-gallon Touch Tank allows visitors to handle green, horseshoes, hermit and spider crabs, sea urchins, seastars, common periwinkle, channel and knobbed whelk, horse and blue mussels, and common shore shrimp. Each exhibit features computer-enhanced information stations for self-tours, in addition to a 16-station Ocean Life Education Center for personal, in-depth exploration by visitors.

The Center is also accessible to the public via boat. It has become a center for community gatherings and the perfect venue for parties and meetings.


Christian Jungers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
This little aquarium is great for little kids. It's small enough that they'll stay engaged and you can see everything a couple of times in the span of an hour. They can (gently) touch sting rays and baby sharks. Check out the 23 year old giant turtle along with the other big rays and fish in the main exhibit tank. Then see all kinds of other sea life like octopus, lobster, sea horses, an eel, and even snakes and lizards!

brian stark

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Very nice aquarium, it is great for little kids. They have a space you can touch the Ray's, and they have a nice selection of animals to look at. 3 stories tall, the first 2 have animals and the 3rd is a look out deck with some things upstairs for the kids. They do show feeding 2 times a day for the kids and bring out some animals. Great place for a day trip and the walk around.

Yunirang Robert

Friday, June 22, 2018
Amazing experience, a great quality aquarium and great service. The main point of Atlantic City. Worth a visit. A very big place that takes about 4 to 5 hours to look through the exhibition. Downsides are the parking spaces as they sometimes fill up because of the popularity. Also the place sometimes becomes very crouded.

Kelsey C

Friday, June 15, 2018
Very small and local aquarium that is a must visit. Free parking, cool gifts, and awesome fish to see. They even have touch tanks which is always cool! Very family friendly and inexpensive than more large scale aquariums.

Mark Vuksanaj

Monday, May 28, 2018
This place was amazing! I mean my wife and I brought our children, but I think we had more fun since she's never been to one and my last trip to one was in elementary school! Needless to say it was so great and refreshing but also amazing to see the faces on our children! They learned so much and feeding the stingrays was so much fun!

Atlantic City Aquarium is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media