The Atlantic City Aquarium, also known as the Ocean Life Center, offers daily feeding shows and other interactive exhibits. ((courtesy, Atlantic Convention and Visitors Bureau))


The Atlantic City Aquarium, better known as the Ocean Life Center, is home to more than 100 species of fish and marine creatures such as loggerhead sea turtles, moray eels, and nudibranchs. The many types of fish include clownfish, perch, and sharks, as well as several species native to the Amazon, the Indo-Pacific, and the Mid-Atlantic. Visitors can watch "Dive and Dine" feeding shows daily in the 25,000-gallon "Fish of the Mid-Atlantic" tank. Other highlights include a 750-gallon tank where visitors can touch sea urchins, mussels, hermit crabs, and shrimp, and a Fish of the New Jersey Coast exhibit featuring sea bass, sand tiger sharks, kingfish, and northern stingrays. Located on North New Hampshire Avenue, the aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Group tours are available for larger parties and include lunch, exhibit visits, and a narrated morning ocean cruise. The aquarium also offers school groups one of several different tours to nearby ecosystems, including the beach, the salt marsh, or Absecon Lighthouse.

 
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Address:
800 North New Hampshire Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401


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Telephone Number: (609) 348-2880
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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