Historic Gardner's Basin

800 N. New Hampshire Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 609-348-2880
  • Overview

    Historic Gardner's Basin is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, which offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. The 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, sea stars, 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. In addition to the aquarium, Gardner's Basin has dolphin and mammal sightseeing cruises, restaurants and an art gallery.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      • Children's Theatre Series
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      •   Activities

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      •   Activities

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      •   Activities

        Atlantic City Cruises
        0.0 MI
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      •   Activities

        Atlantic City Aquarium
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      •   Activities

        Highroller Fishing
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Kammerman's Atlantic City Marina
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        View >
      •   Activities

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