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  • New England Aquarium in Boston

New England Aquarium On Boston Harbor

See giant sea turtles, octopus, rays, sea lions, whales, and jellyfish at the New England Aquarium in Boston. A global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, this top Boston attraction is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from sharks to penguins. The New England Aquarium offers a wide range of sea life exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast, a coral reef with Caribbean turtles and fish, and the Simons IMAX Theater. Located on the Boston waterfront, the aquarium offers education programs and whale watching excursions through the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, from April through November. 

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Hours

  • Fall/Winter: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Summer: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

Prices

Adults: $31; Child (3-11): $22; Child <3: free; Seniors (60+): $29; Aquarium Members: free

 

Events

  • Meet and Greets
  • IMAX Movies
  • Summer Camps
 
 

Activities

  • Animal Exhibits
  • Animal Encounters
  • Whale Watching
  • Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Dining
  • Shopping
 

FAQs

  • Is there dining at the New England Aquarium?

    The New England Aquarium feature three restaurants and bars, which showcase ocean friendly seafood. Enjoy dining at the Harbor View Café, which serves pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks and sustainable seafood. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor. Overlooking Long Wharf on the Aquarium Plaza, Reef Bar offers summer waterfront dining with fresh seafood, sandwiches, craft beer and cocktails. For a quick bite, stop at the Dog ‘n Claw cart with gourmet hot dogs, lobster rolls, and chowder
  • How much time should I plan for visiting the Aquarium?

    Visitors should plan to spend two hours at the New England Aquarium. This will give you enough time to explore the animal exhibits and touch tanks. You should plan for more time if you want to take the whale watch tours, which last three to four hours, or the IMAX films, which last between 35 and 45 minutes.
  • When is the best time to see the whales in Boston?

    The best time to see the whales in Boston is between April and November. Take the New England Aquarium Whale cruise from Boston to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, one of the world’s most active marine sanctuaries and visiting home to a variety of whales, dolphins and abundant marine life.
 

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