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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.


Steven Longenbach

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
It was sort of a small place but very nice there. You get a more personal experience. you can pet stingrays and manirays. Also there is a person who goes into the aquarium and has a microphone so she can talk while feeding the fish and cleaning the tanks and she also takes questions from the audience. It was really a great time for my seven year old

Brandi Altenhofen-Bischoff

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Very small without large tanks for larger maybe like. However, the size and lack of fish is made up by the interactive touch tanks. There are three separate levels all accessible via stairs or elevator. The gift shop is inexpensive and the staff is very friendly. The parking lot is gravel with plenty of spaces and the cost of admission is very reasonable.

Jason Saiauskie

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This is a great two hour activity for kids. There are lots of touch take opportunities for the kids which include sting rays, horseshoe crabs, large fish and other creatures. There are also demonstrations going on throughout the day and opportunities to feed the sting rays (additional fee applies to feeding sting rays but the demonstration is free to watch). It's a great activity for a rainy day and if the weather is nice, the area that the aquarium is in is very nice with dining options.

Al A

Monday, June 25, 2018
If you plan to visit, come in EARLY One of the few places for kids to go to in AC. My toddler had a blast, and the gift shoppe did not break me! Busloads come here for field trips and this place can get packed really fast! A lot of stuff to see, and a good way to take a break from the casinos. I wish they have more places for kids to enjoy in AC!

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!

Atlantic City Aquarium is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media