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New England Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Closes in 9 min: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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
Closes in 9 min
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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We booked on line but really there was no need when we visited in September, there were no queues and the Aquarium was not that busy. The exhibits and tanks are really well done and the staff very knowledgable. Loved the penguin enclosure especially when...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a scuba diver I wasn't keen on visiting an aquarium. I dive with a lot of the fish in their natural habitat. However it was raining like mad and my partner persuaded me to give it a go. I'm glad he did. Straight as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kayleigh O
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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
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21 July 2019|
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Response from bu67 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Just give them a call.
18 April 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
1 April 2018|
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Response from rs1606 | Reviewed this property |
there is a small outdoor section but most of the fish are indoors.