New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf (at Old Atlantic Ave)
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm


  • Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. It is one of the premier attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year.
  • FREE! Stop by the outdoor Atlantic harbor seal tank. Six seals play year round in the glass enclosed tank.
  • NASA's Hydrospheric & Biospheric Sciences Research teams work with ocean scientists like those here at the New England Aquarium to investigate how climate change is negatively impacting our planet.
  • 1.3MM visitors per year can't be wrong. Learn about New England #Aquarium via our IWalked blog.
  • The amount of penguins this place has is outrageous!
  • Say hi to Myrtle, the 550 lb Sea Turtle swimming around in the Giant Ocean Tank. If you can, watch a feeding. She likes Brussel Sprouts!
  • Stare at stingrays from the spiral staircase of the Great Ocean Tank (so big, they actually built the aquarium around it) or cradle a hermit crab (carefully) in the Touch Tank.
  • Such a beautiful place. The jellysfishes and the pinguins were amazing. Also, you must visit the "Edge of The Sea" section where you can actually touch some animals.
  • Came to Boston for business, so it is nice that I got free time for the weekends :) this is fun & good aquarium~ the shark touch tank is always fun, 90 years old turtle, n must see the seals
  • There are penguins everywhere! This is your chance to get up close and personal with them.
  • A classic that still entertains kids and adults, located right on Bostons waterfront.
  • From September through June, the Boston Public Library's Museum Pass Program gives out free passes that will admit up to four people into the New England Aquarium. Passes must be reserved by an adult.
  • Crowded on rainy days and a bit dark inside.
  • Save $2 on admission with your Terrier Card. College students can purchase tickets for $20.95 (regularly $22.95).
  • With jellyfish, seal, shark, and penguin exhibits, plus a four-story Giant Ocean Tank, it's is a great place to bring the kids. Theres an IMAX theater that rotates movies on a 65-foot-tall screen.
  • Bad day at the office? Coffee and seal watching just may be the perfect remedy.
  • Check out the penguin exhibit!!
  • Head out on the boat for whale watching tours - lots of fun!
  • WAIT! Before you pay $26 to get in or whatever outrageous price it is, skip it. Walk around the exterior, check out the sealife in the open outdoor tank and then just go watch an IMAX. It's a total
  • It's wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Great to watch penguins. So funny.

Nearby places

1 Faneuil Hall Sq (btwn Clinton & Chatham)
255 State St (at Atlantic Ave.)