Thethree-story Atlantic City Aquarium provides a great escape from the busy Atlantic CityBoardwalk and the hot beaches in summer. Its many exhibits displayintriguing marine life, along with a few interesting land creatures. Theaquarium, formerly known as Ocean Life Center, is a great day out for adultsand children alike.
AtlanticCity Aquarium is an educational experience as well as an entertaining one.Expect to learn about the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond whileseeing the species in a habitat that resembles the ocean floor. The aquariumprides itself on its interactive activities, and you will have the opportunityto get up-close with the fish, reptiles and mammals in the tanks.
Discoverwhich creatures live along the shores of Atlantic City by peeking into the25,000-gallon (95,000-liter) Mid Atlantic Ocean tank. See black sea bass swimside by side with a loggerhead sea turtle.
Learnabout the important role that coral plays in the ocean during one of theinformative talks given by staff. Pet, or feed, baby stingrays as they glidethrough the water, or watch as a diver jumps in to feed sharks and tropicalfish.
Meetsome of the world’s more unusual land creatures during the 20-minute ExoticAnimal Show. See bearded dragons, tarantulas or a 6-foot (2-meter) long snake.
End your day on therooftop viewing platform to take in the spectacular views across the city andthe ocean.
TheAtlantic City Aquarium is located in downtown Atlantic City, near the shores ofthe Absecon Inlet. It can be reached on foot from downtown hotels. There isfree car parking on site and those traveling by public transport can reach theaquarium by bus.
Theaquarium is open daily and an admission fee applies except for children aged 3and under. The feeding show with divers is included with admission and is ondaily in July and August, but on weekends only for the rest of the year.