New England Aquarium - Boston

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Discover thousands of marine animals at the New England Aquarium! Meet green sea turtles and blue penguins, touch sharks and stingrays, observe eels and jellyfish, and watch seals and sea lions at play. See the new 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank with a vibrant Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of tropical fish. You can also catch an IMAX film on the largest screen in New England!

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Dive deep into the ocean inside the New England Aquarium in Boston and experience engaging exhibits featuring animals from across the globe.

Catch a glimpse of sharks and rays in the largest shark and ray tank on the East Coast, and stand in awe of the four-story, 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank, home to everything from sea turtles to sharks to tropical fish.

See seals and enjoy interactive exhibits at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. Meet Northern fur seal pups and two frisky California sea lions at the open-air exhibit space featuring sweeping views of Boston Harbor.

Visit theexhibit area with blue penguins from Australia -- the smallest species of penguin in the world -- and learn how they got their name as you watch them take a dip in the water, preen, socialize, and eat.

Explore the aquariums backyard with the Gulf of Maine exhibits, featuring such local mainstays as Atlantic cod and halibut, rare blue lobsters, and the notoriously ugly monkfish (also known as goosefish).

Try to spot the camouflaged seadragons at the Thinking Gallery and don't miss the Freshwater Gallery, where you can explore wildlife from the flooded forests of the Amazon River Basin to the still waters of a New England pond.

You can also sit back and experience an unforgettable IMAX film! The Simons IMAX Theater uses amazing IMAX 3D technology and New England's largest screen to take you to places most have only dreamed of going. IMAX films provide people of all ages with larger-than-life experiences that captivate, enlighten, and inspire (see list of movies in Itinerary section).

Inclusions for New England Aquarium

  • Admission ticket
  • General IMAX movie ticket (if selected at time of booking)

Exclusions for New England Aquarium

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Hollywood Special Feature IMAX movies


New England Aquarium Exhibits:

Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Tanks - In this mangrove-themed tank, visitors can get a close look at sharks and rays, as they swim gracefully.

Harbor Seals and Fur Seals - Visit these intelligent marine mammals and catch a Training Session to see how they respond to cues.

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center - Get ready to get up, get active, get moving and see marine mammals this summer with the grand opening of the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center and the launch of the Get Your Feet Wet programs.

Entertaining and engaging programming, along with the new innovative, interactive exhibit space, promote activity and fitness while increasing awareness of marine life and conservation. Draw connections between marine mammals and humans and learn about the challenges marine mammal face in our oceans today. Watch daily presentations that highlight animal health, fitness, and diet.  

Enjoy an amazing program exclusively sponsored by the New Balance Foundation, Marine Mammals in Motion, which serves as your interactive pathway to discovering how healthy living protects both humans and the oceans. Grab your exercise guide upon arrival, and make sure to join our trainers and marine mammal stars for “Fitness Fridays” all summer long. Finally, you will be coached by “Splash” the fitness mascot about how you can as healthy and strong as he is!

Giant Ocean Tank - As one of the world's largest cylindrical saltwater tanks, it offers a multi-level view of the sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, and other tropical fishes that live inside. The tank's center structure represents a Caribbean coral reef. Myrtle, the giant green sea turtle, feels so much at home, you can find her asleep at the bottom for an hour at a time.

Blue Planet Action Center - This exhibit showcases the challenges facing oceans and the Aquarium's global leadership in searching for solutions to these issues. There is a combination of interactive displays, interpretive presentations, and small animal exhibits.

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Loved, loved the Aquarium, esp the octopus tank..

  • The New England Aquarium is always a great way to pass the time. I brought my friend here from Baltimore and she loved it. We made a small mistake of going on Columbus Day and it was EXTRA kids. We got to see penguins and watch them take a HUGE sea turtle out for her check-up with the vet! Overall, it was still a great time seeing the fishies.

  • Constantly fighting through crowds. 40 parking ripoff. Turns into a 150 outing for two adults and a child.
    Terrible ticketing system. Bought online and still had to wait in line to get the ticket.
    Garbage exit through the gift shop policy. Someone trying to rip you off from the second you enter with a 30 green screen photo.
    The displays are OK but not worth the hassle.


  • Thsi wqas very interesting. A huge aquarium with many species of fish, well worth a visit.

  • Circular tank in the middle of the aquarium was brilliant. Lots to see. Great location.

  • A really great experience and an outstanding aquarium-one of the 10 best in the USA. Be prepared to spend all day there. Parking is across the street so easy to get to.

  • Being able to bypass the long ticket lines by purchasing the tickets for the Aquarium and the IMax show online was amazing. It was great that the choice of movie was made when tickets were picked up instead of at time of purchase on line. Would recommend everyone to use Trip Advisor and Viator to get tickets.

  • Experience with your website was great. Aquarium was small.

  • The Aquarium was fascinating. Went on a Tuesday and it was still very very crowded. Cost $72 for one adult, one 13 yr old and one 8 yr old. Seems a little expensive but since some of the fee goes toward conservation it and #39;s ok.

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