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Boston New England Aquarium, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts New England Aquarium
Category:  Family / Kids

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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New England Aquarium

In the center of the main building is the Giant Ocean Tank, the Aquarium's most popular attraction. The tank is a 200,000 gallon tank which simulates a Caribbean coral reef and houses sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, eels and many other species of marine life. Some of the other popular exhibits include Penguin Power, Marine Mammals in Motion, Turtles Uncovered, Sharks and Rays, and Killer Instincts. Other activities include live presentations and feedings, the Simons IMAX Theatre, and whale watching expeditions.


Regular Hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Adult: $22.95, Child (3-11): $15.95, Senior (60+): $20.95


Birthday Parties, Weddings, Members-Only Events


  • Hands-On Interactions
  • Behind-the-Scene Tours
  • Shark and Ray Touch Tank
  • Exhibits
  • Edge of the Sea
    Touch Tank

Children’s Birthday Parties

Three different types of birthday parties are offered including IMAX parties, group tour parties and On-the Road parties.

Hands-On Exhibits

Visitors can interact with animals in the Shark and Ray Touch Tank. The Edge of the Sea Touch Tank features star fish, lobsters, sea urchin and hermit crabs.


Does the aquarium allow guests to bring food into the aquarium?

Guests are permitted to bring food and drink into the aquarium during their visit. Picnic tables are available on the Aquarium Plaza.

What is the schedule for feeding and shows?

Presentations and shows are scheduled daily at the aquarium. Visit http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/tours_and_programs/presentations_and_shows/index.php for a current schedule of daily events.

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