The Atlantic City Aquarium has been closed since…before the pandemic. But now—we 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 Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority are all involved. “The State—specifically DCA, DEP and CRDA—is investing in making the aquarium a first-class facility,” the minutes from the AC Executive Council Meeting said.