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New England Aquarium Admission in Boston provided by New England Aquarium

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New England Aquarium Admission in Boston

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New England Aquarium Admission in Boston
Implemented a one-way travel path, Required mask wearing, Suspended interactive exhibits, Installed additional hand sanitizer stations, Reduced attendance to maintain social distancing, Installed touch-free entry, Increased frequency of cleaning and are regularly disinfecting high-touch areas.
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Updated 20-07-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover one of Boston’s premier attractions, and prevent any hassle, by booking your tickets to the New England Aquarium in advance. Arrive at a time that works best for your schedule, and head right inside, where you have free time to explore at your leisure. Marvel at hundreds of rare aquatic animals, attend a film, explore the largest tank on the East Coast, and more—your schedule is entirely up to you.
  • Skip-the-line tickets help you save time and beat the crowds
  • The family-friendly New England Aquarium is perfect for visitors of all ages
  • Learn about the hundreds of marine species on site, from sharks to penguins
Important Information
Departure Point
New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Admission to the New England Aquarium in Boston
  • Access to all Exhibits including the Penguin Colony, Marine Mammal Center, and Giant Ocean Tank
  • See a variety of aquatic animals such as Northern Fur Seals, Penguins, and Sea Turtles
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Written Maps/Guides are available at the Aquarium in the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul S wrote a review Nov. 5
San Diego, California266 contributions42 helpful votes
Purchased tickets online with an entry time. Masks are required. It is one-way flow through the aquarium. Going up the ramps to view the tanks along on outer sides on the building, then view the open top of the giant ocean tank and spiral down the ocean tank ramps to the bottom.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Doc J wrote a review Nov. 4
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida485 contributions79 helpful votes
A nice aquarium focus on the regional ocean and freshwater environment. They have the museum laid out very well for traffic and the penguins are fun to watch.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Les F wrote a review Nov. 2
Boylston, Massachusetts997 contributions211 helpful votes
This aquarium is excellent. The settings and exhibits are laid out very well. Many aquarium employees are available to answer any questions you have and to resolve any concerns. But the real benefit is seeing the sealife--all kinds of fish, stingrays, turtles,penguins, octupus,
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Date of experience: November 2020
Thomas C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ave et Auffe, Belgium1 contribution
The large tank in the middle. It had so many different fish. Our was beautiful . Learning about our blue planet was awesome.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Debra K wrote a review Oct. 2020
Indianapolis, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
Real bummer. Made to stand in 3 long lines regardless of ticket. This is a scam. Very disappointed. I thought TripAdvisor was reputable. Boston Aquarium.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Les F
A great experience
This aquarium is excellent. The settings and exhibits are laid out very well. Many aquarium employees are available
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Beautiful Aquarium
Travelled here on a Sunday with 2 friends. So many different species of animals available; more than what you usual
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Terrible Aquarium
As a Boston resident, this is by far the worst Aquarium I've been to, went to it a few times since growing up and n
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Great Group Touring Experience
I booked a visit to the Aquarium together with a catered boxed lunch picnic under their Tent on the harbor front de
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Turtles and Penguins
Fun visit to the Aquarium. Well organised to accommodate Covid guidelines. You need to book in advance and at a s
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Great time at the New England Aquarium and super Covid prepped!
The New England Aquarium did a great job with covid restrictions! Super clean, organized, many staff keeping everyo
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First trip to the aquarium!
While on our trip to Boston, me and my family spent a day at the aquarium. The staff were very kind and informativ
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Ok but not great
Start by calling to reserve Your admission time. They will email you confirmation so keep that handy in your phone
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A little gloomy; perhaps due to recent reopening
Many species on display but information was often oversimplified or missing. Perhaps it’s due to the very recent re
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Overpriced and really bad service
This was the second and last time we will visit the Aquarium. When we visited it was pouring down rain. We stood
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Loved it
This place was a lot of fun. Even though not all of it was open my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time here and
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Huge aquarium
Its already some years ago, but I remember this aquarium as one of the most impressive I've ever visited. Inside it
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So fun! Nice day to relax and explore! We were bummed there were no sharks though but we Def recommend going. It is
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Nice aquarium
Very large and informative aquarium. There are many different species: penguins, octopus, seals, seahorses, stingra
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ian d
Good place
The aquarium is a great place to visit really clean and the fish look well looked after. Try to get there early as
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Key Details
  • New England Aquarium
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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