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One ticket booklet that saves 47% on admission to
New England Aquarium and 3 other must-see Boston attractions

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Atlantic Harbor Seals

Outside the aquarium on the Front Plaza live two families of seals.

photo: Sam Cheng


The New England Aquarium

The Aquarium is open and in the midst of an exciting renovation. A new angle during construction allows you to get up close and personal with many of the aquarium favorites.


Tropical Ocean Exhibit

While the Giant Ocean Tank is under construction, Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle, and many of her friends such as, sharks, eels, stingrays, tarpon can be found patrolling the 150,000-gallon first level exhibit.


The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Experience sharks and rays in a tropical mangrove-themed setting. Touch their velvety and sandpapery skins as they glide beneath your fingertips.


Little Blue Penguins

Little blues are the smallest species of penguins in the world. See them in their cozy temporary exhibit near the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center.


New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center

The open-air marine center features sweeping views of Boston Harbor. Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals lope.

photo: Keith A. Ellenbogen


Tropical Fishes

Get your camera ready! Vibrant mandarinfish, clownfish, tangs and many more tropical fishes dart through the warm-water Tropical Gallery.

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New England Aquarium

Let your imagination swim wild! Marvel at our bustling penguin colony and have an unforgettable Aquarium adventure, complete with 360-degree views of a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more than 1,000 animals. Check out the sharks, seals and sea lions, and feel the smooth skin of a cownose ray. Also, enjoy an IMAX® 3D movie on New England’s largest screen (extra charge).

CityPASS Admission

General admission to New England’s premier aquarium offering more than 800 species of marine animals.

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Off Atlantic Avenue, near Faneuil Hall Marketplace

(617) 973-5200


Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Sat, Sun and holidays until 6pm

Extended summer hours, see details

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


  • On the Front Plaza, a slice of New England rocky coast is home to resident harbor seals.
  • Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle, who has been living at the Aquarium for more than 40 years.
  • The largest touch tank on the East Coast, featuring more than 100 amazing animals, including cownose rays, Atlantic Rays and sharks.
  • The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank features turtles, sharks, eels, stingrays, tarpon and many more colorful tropical fishes.

CityPASS Entry

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the box office Advanced Ticketing window (look for the CityPASS sign) and skip the main ticket line.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Simons IMAX® Theatre: The 45-minute IMAX® films are available to CityPASS holders at the discounted price of $5. IMAX® Special Presentations are available for $12.95 adults, $10.95 children.

Whale Watch Cruise: April-October only. Additional cost required for CityPASS holders; check prices.

Advice for Visitors

  • Pick up a daily schedule when you arrive for feeding times, presentations, IMAX movie times and must-see exhibit information.
  • The Aquarium is easily accessible right on the MBTA Blue Line, see details
  • Visitors are encouraged to arrive at opening time to avoid crowds.
  • Get 10% off a purchase of $25 or more at the New England Aquarium Gift Shop. See booklet for details.

On-site Services

Parking: Boston Harbor Garage; distance: 1 min., 1/10 mi. walk, see details

Dining: An open-air restaurant (summer only), Harbor View Café,

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Accessible elevators, restrooms, and ramps; wheelchair IMAX seating; hearing and visually impaired services, see details

Handicap parking available in Harbor Garage. Drop-off space at Aquarium Plaza.

Gift Shop: In West Wing lobby

Photography: Personal use photography permitted; No tripods or stands

Lockers: Lockers and over-size item storage at Information Desk.

Strollers: Permitted in most areas. Check strollers at Information Desk; rentals not available.

Getting There

MBTA: Take the Blue Line to Aquarium stop.

Old Town Trolley Tour: Stop 1

Plan Your Visit to Boston - Use our collection of Boston tourist attraction and city resources - including transportation and attraction information, maps and more - to better plan your CityPASS trip.

CityPASS can be purchased online or at any of our participating Boston attractions.

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Direct: +1 (208) 787-4300
UK:  (0)20 3287 8369
Mexico:  55 4169 2589
Australia:  (0)2 8005 5729

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