March 31, 2022

Aquarium Gets $1.3 Million Renovation, To Reopen In Fall

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The Atlantic City Aquarium has been closed since在efore the pandemic. But nowwe have (some) news!

  • The City of Atlantic City this month awarded a $1.3 million contract to Weatherby Construction for renovation work at the aquarium.
  • The original plan was for visitors to be able to visit the aquarium this summer. But according to the renovation bid documents, the reopening date has been changed to November 1st.
  • The Aquarium is getting a new roof, as well as having its electrical and HVAC systems replaced, new windows and floors installed, exhibit upgrades and a gift-shop revamp.

These are the first major repairs at the site in more than 20 years, according to the Atlantic City Executive Council. New Jerseys Department of Community Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority are all involved. The Statespecifically DCA, DEP and CRDAis investing in making the aquarium a first-class facility, the minutes from the AC Executive Council Meeting said.

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