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New England Aquarium

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Highlights

  • Get a magical look at a Caribbean coral reef in the Giant Ocean Tank, with more than 3,000 carefully sculpted coral elements and more than 1,000 animals, including Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle who has been living at the Aquarium for more than 40 years.
  • Gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water of the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank (will be closed September 3 to October 24). See the only two species of seadragons in the world in the seadragon exhibit.
  • Dozens of penguins populate our rockhopper and African penguin colonies. Watch them hop, dive, and fly through the water.
  • View brilliantly colored tropical fish darting and swimming across the lush seascape of our 9,000-gallon, floor-to-ceiling Indo-Pacific coral reef habitat. This immersive and captivating exhibit accentuates the dazzling colors of the ocean and helps visitors learn about these “rainforests of the sea” that are so essential to supporting thousands of species of fish, sea turtles, sharks, and other marine life.
Photo Credit: T. Rinaldo

Location

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Off Atlantic Avenue, near Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Hours

Mon-Thu, 10am–5pm
Fri, 10am–8pm
Sat-Sun, 9am–6pm
Extended summer hours; visit website for current hours.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Christmas Eve, 10am-3pm. December 28-31: 9am-6pm.

(617) 973-5200
neaq.org

Offers/Upgrades

10% off Your Purchase: Get 10% off your purchase of $25 or more at the Gift Shop.

Simons Theater Giant Screen: Upgrade to a combo ticket for $5 and enjoy a giant screen experience. (Simons Theater is open weekends only through December.)

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Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • Pick up a daily schedule when you arrive for feeding times, presentations, IMAX movie times and must-see exhibit information.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Amenities:

  • Dining: An open-air restaurant (summer only), Harbor View Café
  • Gift Shop: Aquarium Gift Shop

Best time to visit: Visitors are encouraged to arrive at opening time to avoid crowds.

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.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (617) 973-5206 at least 24 hours before arriving at the Aquarium.