Seaport Aquarium, Wildwood

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#9 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in New Jersey
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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  • This is a good place to visit, when you need a break from the rides and the boardwalk. It's small, but is very well laid out, and has a bunch of non local animals on display. There are some hands on tanks, where you can touch the stingrays etc, and the displays explain a little about each animal. You can get through it in about 30 minutes, but if you wanted to go back the same day you can, as long as you got your hand stamped.
  • The Seaport Aquarium was cute, but it was way overpriced for what it was. For 8 people I spent well over $100. In addition to the entry fee, we paid for food to feed the animals-- goldfish for the piranhas, pellet food for the fish and turtles and a cup of food for the alligators. That was a waste of money, too, as the goldfish did not drop into the tank and the kids could not watch the piranhas eat them; the alligator food went through a chute into a small pool of water nowhere near the alligators, so the kids could not watch them eat either-- we left the food for someone else, hoping the alligators would be in the right spot for them. The only ones to eat the food were the fish and turtles, which the kids enjoyed thoroughly. The entire aquarium took about 10 to 15 minutes to walk through, most of which was time spent waiting for goldfish to drop into a tank or trying to get the alligator food near the animal. There was a lack of aquatic animals that one would assume an aquarium may have-- jellyfish for instance. There was a monkey and a couple lizards, but you can probably see more for free if you go into a pet store. The kids enjoyed the animals. Had it have been a cheaper experience, it would have been worth the money-- $5/ per person or recommended donations maybe? I do not believe it deserves the name "aquarium" per se.

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