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.
Small, but nice aquarium. Great place for kids! Educational, engaging and fun. Touch tanks to touch sharks and sting rays is an awesome experience. There is a large sea turtle and other big fish, variety of reptiles. Nice views from the top floor balcony.
Great little adventure for our 4yr old nephew! He's been there 2 or 3 times but this was his first time going with me & my husband. We had a great time! It's small but perfect for young kids! We'll definitely be back when we need a place to kill an hour or so 😀
Always love going to Back Bay. The service is consistently great, the waitresses fun and easy to get along with, the food amazing, and the food runners on top of things even when it's busy. Visited for my birthday tonight, my favorite waitress Dianne Amici wasn't there but Annie took good care of us. Thanks so much, Annie! Really enjoyed our night out. :)
Fun place to visit in Gardner's Basin, free parking. Please don't expect the Camden or Baltimore aquariums when you go here. While the A.C. aquarium isn't on the same level as those, it's still a really nice place. Many touch tanks to get up close to the sea creatures. You'll spend an hour or two, maybe longer if you catch one of the shows. Highly recommend the couple or family memberships. They pay for themselves in just a few visits.
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!!
Atlantic City Aquarium is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media