New England Aquarium: Aquatic Animals, Whale Watching and IMAX
See giant sea turtles, penguins, rays, sea lions, whales, jellyfish and numerous other fascinating aquatic animals at the New England Aquarium in Boston. A global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, this family-friendly destination is one of Boston's premier visitor attractions with over 1.3 million annual visitors. It's also a major public education resource, providing classes, lectures and programs for students and adults, along with whale watching excursions and immersive IMAX film presentations.
Presentations and Shows
Programs, Classes and Lectures
Simons IMAX Theatre
How much time should I plan for visiting the Aquarium?
Visitor surveys indicate that guests spend approximately two hours at the aquarium. This does not include Whale Watch tours which last three to four hours, or IMAX presentations, which last between 35 and 45 minutes.
what dining options are available at the New England Aquarium?
Guests can find family-friendly fare and refreshing drinks at The Reef outdoor restaurant. The facility also plays host to the Harbor View Café, which offers a variety of pizzas, burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, soups, beverage, snacks and sustainable seafood.