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New England Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3309
+1 617-973-5200
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the aquarium as part of the Go Boston pass and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The main huge tank in the centre was stunning with so many sea creatures to see. We saw penguins being fed and everyone who were visiting seemed to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank debdebc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect experience even for just adults. All animals seemed very happy and in their elements! Ps just avoid weekends as it gets overcrowded other than that... enjoy :-)

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank World-Wonderer01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tank has several types of water life and the penguins are centrally position on the first floor. If any movie interests your young one(s), the imax theatre is a good place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ay0bamif
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This aquarium costs $31 for an adult but we got it with a trolley tour so got a few dollars of a discount. On the way in your photo is taken and available to you with various backgrounds when you are leaving. I thought it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Karl L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium was a one of the stops on the Trolley Tour. We arrived an hour before closing which shortened our visit but we enjoyed the time spent there. Great place for kids!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VeePeeGes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to go to this aquarium because of the kids. While they enjoyed it, it was small and wayyyyy overpriced. We spent over $100 to get in... two adults...a 5 year old and an 11 year old. Outrageous! Also...parking at the garage was $40...again...way...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BrysonC
Reviewed 4 days ago

This aquarium has a lot of hands on activities for children. When I arrived they were feeding the penguins and the commentary was extremely informative. It was clear that the staff loved the animals and took time to get to know them. There is an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Toddy536
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The imax movie about a sea turtle, “turtle odyssey” was the best. A quick flick about a turtles life. My 13 year old loved it. The aquarium is kid friendly, lots to see and do. Was a great day!!!! A quick walk from the train...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ERIKA V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was so impressed with the IMAX. The giant screen is 65 feet high and 85’ wide with 12,000 watt Dolby surround sound is out of this word. The 3D is so awesome that is was like I was touching the objects. The sharks scared...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mtucker2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got skip the line admission to the Aquarium when we purchased our tickets in combination with the Duck Boat Tour. The Aquarium appealed to the three generations of our family. We particularly enjoyed the penguins and the hands on touch the sea creatures exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 21, 2019|
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Response from bu67 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Just give them a call.
April 18, 2018|
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Response from ShopD2 | Reviewed this property |
Never been to Toronto, but do report, if you will go! Boston Aquarium is very interesting. It has more, then I expected to see. Week days are probably less crowded. It is a real treat to see how the fish being fed! Stingrays... More
March 31, 2018|
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Response from rs1606 | Reviewed this property |
there is a small outdoor section but most of the fish are indoors.