Atlantic City Aquarium
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.
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.
The A.C. Aquarium is a fantastic place to visit with your younger kids. It has two small floors of exhibits and a third floor observation area that gives a gorgeous view of A.C., Brigantine, and the back bays. It's the perfect size for children up to the age of 5 or 6. You can spend anywhere from 30-90 min here depending on your kids ages and interest level. I would highly recommend it!! Update: They have begun to redo the inside of the aquarium and it's gorgeous!!
Nice little aquarium. Good way to spend about an hour with kids. Lots of “Touch” exhibits, and the staff is very helpful. Pretty clean too. Bring anti-bacterial gel or plan on stopping in the bathroom on your way out to clean your hands.
I think there should be more staff watching the children with their hands in the stingray tank though. It was a little scary watching the children stick their hands in the tank without supervision. It was a rainy day and it was super busy,the line moved quickly throughout.The staff was very pleasant considering how busy it was. Also I would have liked to read anything about what we were looking at. No complaints just suggestions. We had fabulous time at a reasonable price❤❤❤❤
Had a fantastic time with our 2 1/2 year old. This is a very cozy place. It's not a huge aquarium but has more than enough to keep kids entertained and lots of hands on exhibits. The second floor of course is the main attraction because that's where the sting Ray touch tank is.
Small, but nice aquarium. There are touch tanks to touch sharks and sting rays. The main tank has a large sea turtle and other big fish. Good variety of fish and reptiles. Nice views from the top floor balcony.