When most people think about traveling to Atlantic City in New Jersey, the first thing that they think of is casinos, gambling and the boardwalk. However, there is a whole lot more to Atlantic City and you’ll find a lot of family-friendly activities there too!
The Atlantic City Aquarium at Historic Gardner’s Basin is a great educational experience for the entire family. You’ll find the aquarium located at 800 North New Hampshire Avenue. Free parking is offered on-site for visitors. They’re open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is a lot to see, do and learn during your visit! You’ll find marine life exhibits, must-see shows and a touch tank that allows you to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and other marine animals. When planning your visit, I recommend allowing at least 2 hours in your schedule.
You’ll find numerous exhibits to visit:
Stingray Touch Tank
Tropical Shark Touch Tank
Live Coral Tank
Fish of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean
Mid-Atlantic Coastal Zone
Diamondback Terrapin Turtles
Birds, Mammals and More!
During the day they host two fun and educational shows…the Stingray Feeding (12 and 3 p.m.) and the Exotic Animal Show (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) show times. If you’re interested in the Stingray Feeding, you’ll have to buy the food at the front desk. They offer a limited supply, so you’ll want to inquire about doing that as soon as you arrive.
You can learn more about the Atlantic City Aquarium at Historic Gardner’s Basin in New Jersey, by visiting their official website online. It’s a great family-friendly activity to do while visiting Atlantic City or any of the surrounding coastal towns at the Jersey Shore.