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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Aquarium
Waterfront, Boston
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  • Misty E.
    "Coffee and seal watching just may be the perfect remedy."(19 Tips)
    Ingrid K.
    "Check out the penguin exhibit!!"(7 Tips)
    Tessa R.
    "The new shark and ray touch tank is fantastic!"(5 Tips)
    Shermans Travel
    "four-story Giant Ocean Tank"(4 Tips)
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  • Brian K.
    Brian KaiserNovember 10
    The stingray tank where you can touch rays as the swim by is my favorite!
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅November 2
    I love just leaving the central tank for the end and just walk down while appreciating how flora and fauna changes together with deepness.
  • Desirée G.
    Desirée GouldOctober 24
    I mean, they have penguins and mini sea horses. You simply can’t go wrong.
  • Will P.
    Will PereiraSeptember 5
    Great experience!!!
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Twinkle D.
    The giant aquarium has a giant sea turtle! They also have tiny cute penguins getting fed in the afternoon.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Fun place to spend around 90 minutes. Great for kids.
  • Marina B.
    Amazing place to spend time with your children or friends. We definitely enjoyed our visit!
  • Jt T.
    Great aquarium located right next to the ocean! Arrive early & pre-order your tickets to beat the crowds inside & out!
  • Carlos C.
    I thought it was gonna be much bigger, its small and not impressive, do not think those 20s dollars were well inverted.
  • Carlos R.
    Nice, although my wife and I expected something more
  • Remi T.
    Remi ThomasApril 19
    It's expensive but you will have a lot of tips.
  • Gigi R.
    Gigi RodApril 3
    The touch pool is a must
  • Syeda T.
    Syeda TarannumFebruary 20
    Beautiful aquarium! It is crowded on weekends. Do yourself a favor, buy your tickets online! Allot at least 2 hours to see everything!
  • Luiz S.
    Luiz SteinFebruary 20
    It gets crowded during the weekend, hard to walk around. Not really worth the time or money.
  • David S.
    David SavariaFebruary 12
    Get there early and beat the crowds.
  • Robyn R.
    Robyn RJanuary 27
    Love the top of the giant tank.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RosenbergDecember 8, 2016
    The penguins!
  • Isabella K.
    Isabella KeefeOctober 10, 2016
    The penguins are my favorite!!!
  • Chloe W.
    Chloe WarffordSeptember 11, 2016
    Definitely take advantage of the student discount for a small bit of savings
  • Christian M.
    Christian MartinezSeptember 2, 2016
    Petting sharks and stingrays
  • Vinny V.
    Vinny Vodka-TonicAugust 24, 2016
    Don't like screaming kids whose parents aren't concerned with what their kids are doing? Then don't come here on a weekend.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BergusAugust 21, 2016
    Lots of fish and other marine life with interesting displays.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 20, 2016
    Drab on the outside but an amazing place inside. Pet the rays just inside the entrance.
  • Amelie G.
    Amelie GautierMay 17, 2016
    Penguins are the best ! And so much education about ocean conservation! Loved it ! ❤️
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaMay 15, 2016
    You can pet stingrays, sea stars and sea anemone!
  • Lara L.
    Lara LittlefieldMay 15, 2016
    Go around the back to see the sea lions and avoid entrance 💸
  • Noelle M.
    Noelle MoellerMay 1, 2016
    Baby penguins are cute-and make some funny noises! 😊
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuApril 23, 2016
    The sphere in the middle is so neat, make sure to find the huge turtles in the fish tank!
  • John S.
    John SullivanApril 23, 2016
    My favorite place ever. Imax next door.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CasoApril 21, 2016
    Seals, ex large fish, octopus and theatre.
  • Carolyn H.
    Carolyn HandyMarch 25, 2016
    Great place to take the kids for an afternoon. It is fairly large for an aquarium. My girls loved it.
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CorderoJanuary 23, 2016
    Pinguin exhibit!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownJanuary 9, 2016
    Crowded on the weekend but has an amazing multi leveled aquarium with a badass sea turtle
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Very diverse array of wildlife. The harbour seals at the observation tank near the entrance are cool.
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NgoDecember 28, 2015
    Octopus, penguins
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SlavinNovember 29, 2015
    Love the sea horses from Australia.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithNovember 26, 2015
    Wide variety of fascinating animals.
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YuNovember 22, 2015
    Check out the penguin exhibit, large fish tank and the sting ray petting tank.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 16, 2015
    Myrtle the turtle. 'Nough said.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionNovember 8, 2015
    Sit and watch the penguins for a while. They are adorable and lively.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TuohyNovember 2, 2015
    The animals seem happy. NEAQ seems to care a lot about conservation which is great; I LOVED the sting ray touch-tank.
  • Oliver A.
    Oliver AmesOctober 26, 2015
    Great animals, helpful guides
  • Emmie
    EmmieSeptember 26, 2015
    Shark, eels, penguins and sea lions!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FenskeAugust 2, 2015
    Great penguin exhibit
  • Zoe L.
    Zoe LouisJuly 26, 2015
    Got to see Myrtle the turtle!!
  • Boudichou C.
    Boudichou ClerkJuly 23, 2015
    I enjoyed to touch the carps
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 21, 2015
    Huge aquarium!
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 19, 2015
    Incredible place, not too costly
  • Eric O.
    Eric OsbornJuly 17, 2015
    The penguins are great-but the rest is underwhelming considering the price
  • Adam S.
    Adam SilvaJuly 11, 2015
    The penguins are the best part! And Myrtle.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WeissJune 30, 2015
    Nice aquarium, but I found it small for the high price of general admission.
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LandestoyJune 29, 2015
    very family friendly, many types of fishes and my favorite were the fur seal. always playful
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJune 29, 2015
    It is all about the Penguins here.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsJune 21, 2015
    The Penguins make great wedding guests
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielMay 31, 2015
    Huge aquarium!!! Loads of animals :D
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenMay 30, 2015
    Beautifully cared for with a nice selection of fish. Organization is a little confusing, but oh well. The massive central reef tank is very impressive. Go to a seal training session!
  • Craig N.
    Craig NorthMay 29, 2015
    Great place for the family. Fantastic exhibits and shows. You can easily spend most of the the day there in awe at all the sea life on show.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 26, 2015
    Overrated. Who the hell this place is rated #1 as attraction in Boston greatest area 😐😐😐
  • Tammy
    TammyMay 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool exhibits, but I wish they updated this place 100%... unlike the Museum of Science, nothing here changes, so there's really no reason to keep returning. And they keep jacking up the price!!
  • John L.
    John LeMaireApril 27, 2015
    A must see attraction in Boston. Tons of fish in the multilevel center tank!
  • Richard E.
    Richard EfthimApril 25, 2015
    Shark and Ray tank! Knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers. IMAX.
  • Daysha M.
    Daysha MontalvoApril 22, 2015
    I absolutely love you New England Aquarium! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Enfys H.
    Enfys HolmesApril 4, 2015
    Very expensive, quite small for the price but had a really big tank in the middle. There is also two tanks where you are allowed to touch stingrays, sharks, starfish and crabs.
  • Marland C.
    Marland ChangApril 1, 2015
    Amazing fun for kids and adults.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LMarch 21, 2015
    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
  • Max B.
    Max B.March 19, 2015
    No more nurse sharks :(
  • Brianna G.
    Brianna GravesFebruary 10, 2015
    It was my fiancee's first visit, he loved the shark and Ray touch tank and the giant ocean tank, we had a magical time
  • jennifer c.
    jennifer casoJanuary 21, 2015
    It's wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Great to watch penguins. So funny.
  • Marvic C.
    Marvic CarrascoDecember 31, 2014
    I like the aquarium, but it is a small one. Consider buying the city pass
  • Tone
    ToneDecember 28, 2014
    Nice to see the Penguins and the giant turtles but this place is too small to deal with the massive Saturday crowds
  • Hilmar
    HilmarDecember 24, 2014
    Very nice place!
  • Brittany O.
    Brittany OakesDecember 8, 2014
    Always packed
  • Kate M.
    Kate MukamiDecember 5, 2014
    December 5th.
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoNovember 29, 2014
    Sharks aren't always in the big tank but if you're patient a turtle will swim by :)
  • Elena I.
    Elena InesOctober 19, 2014
    Love seeing all the jelly fish and the touch tanks are fun. The sea lion shows are always cute!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RossOctober 14, 2014
    A great place to spend a few hours for all ages!
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartOctober 14, 2014
    If you're short on time, start at the top of the ocean tank and work your way down.
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartOctober 14, 2014
    The sea Ray exhibit closes 15 before the rest of the aquarium.
  • S
    SOctober 4, 2014
    Didn't expect to see penguins in Boston. And loved the seal show.
  • mike p.
    mike popovicSeptember 23, 2014
    Turn off your camera flash for better photos through the tanks people
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerSeptember 22, 2014
    The Penguins inside a fascinating and the seals outside are adorable. Gets packed on the weekends but normally it's pretty easy to get around.
  • Gwen C.
    Gwen CummingsSeptember 8, 2014
    Awesome exhibits and very well-cared for animals. A definite gem of Boston
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 7, 2014
    The penguins are amazing!! Really interesting place. Jillian is the best member of staff.
  • Brian d.
    Brian d'EonAugust 26, 2014
    The touch aquariums are pretty cool. Ask the staff where to find sharks if you don't see them.
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsAugust 22, 2014
    they will take a group picture when you enter, they will print out a copy for you when you leave, take this one, it's free
  • Jacky S.
    Jacky SzetoAugust 21, 2014
    Busy, expensive, fascinating al at the same time.
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 19, 2014
    Amazing, you have to visit it!
  • Steve
    SteveAugust 16, 2014
    Very cool exhibits.
  • Corey D.
    Corey DwyerAugust 11, 2014
    Patting the stingrays
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro DragoAugust 10, 2014
    So cute....
  • Alexandre O.
    Alexandre OtzetoffAugust 8, 2014
    The Aquarium in Québec city is pretty similar to this in Boston... Guess why?
  • Paula F
    Paula FJune 22, 2014
    Save on admission by buying tiks at trolley tours and skipping ticket lines
  • David M.
    David M.June 18, 2014
    Great time!!! Great place!!!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelJune 12, 2014
    While this aquarium is beautiful I do not think its worth $25.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HinesJune 6, 2014
    When taking photos, smart to keep camera behind railing in case you'd drop it into water.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HinesJune 6, 2014
    We used passes from our lical library (check yours) to get in for $10 instead if $25.
  • P'tricia L.
    I haven't been to the aquarium since the first started modification to the penguin exhibit. I got to being my parents my husband and my 3 y/o daughter and it was a great time
  • al l.
    al ludwigsMay 5, 2014
    This is me looking on....for Michelle.
  • Claretny C.
    Claretny CalzadaMarch 19, 2014
    Beautiful and small Aquarium, the african penguins are just too cute! 🐧
  • American M.
    American MensaMarch 12, 2014
    Don’t miss the renovated Giant Ocean Tank. They’ve got all kinds of marine flora and fauna to see, including Myrtle the Green Sea Turtle, who’s lived there since 1970. Read more
  • Grace K.
    Grace KengNovember 25, 2013
    Interesting one
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineNovember 8, 2013
    Penguins!!!
  • Robby G.
    Robby GrodinSeptember 8, 2013
    Try getting married there. Haven't yet, but I'll let you know at the end of next summer.
  • William K.
    William KenneyAugust 21, 2013
    Get there as soon as it opens to avoid the crowds.
  • Jeanine C.
    Jeanine CAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the "Cool Globe" installations sits right in front of the Aquarium. It's beautiful.
  • Terry C.
    Terry CAugust 8, 2013
    decent attractions, however very chaotic with kids running everywhere!
  • Deena F.
    Deena FreedAugust 4, 2013
    Amazing renovations done in 2012 - 2013, tons of new fish added, very cool tank!! The Penguin exhibit is modified too, my favorite part, could watch them all day.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MeyersJuly 30, 2013
    The extra 5 bucks for the IMAX films is totally worth it.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJuly 29, 2013
    With 140 species living in the aquarium's 200,000 gallon central tank, there's much to see. Visit Myrtle, the 580 pound sea turtle, who is a favorite of Mayor Menino (and us)! $20.95 with your BU ID Read more
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SantarelliJuly 26, 2013
    Children. Everywhere. Go away.
  • Arina V.
    Arina ValerievnaJuly 20, 2013
    Nice penguins;)
  • Snooty Waiter
    Snooty WaiterJuly 18, 2013
    Wanna know where to eat after the aquarium? I'll tell you where.
  • Rhiannon O.
    Rhiannon OchsJuly 13, 2013
    Can be very warm and very busy on a Saturday.
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WilliamsJuly 12, 2013
    This place is small and full of children. There should be an adult section with a bar that had fish themed cocktails. Just sayin.
  • Ron N.
    Ron NealJuly 11, 2013
    Peaceful and serenity
  • veronica p.
    veronica piperJuly 7, 2013
    ARRRR ARRRRRR! -seals
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TornbergJuly 7, 2013
    Beware of the strollers. Also, all penguins are back in their "habitat" except the Little Blues. They're out back in a little room with a tub.
  • John R.
    John RJuly 5, 2013
    Advanced ticketing is BS. Even if you print out ur tickets. You will still have 2 wait in a line to pick up other tickets. No where on ur original home printed tickets does it tell you 2 do so. Bravo
  • Joe H.
    Joe HolmesJune 22, 2013
    50% for military. Thank you!
  • Notabli
    NotabliJune 17, 2013
    Hot day? Walk a couple of blocks over to the Rings Fountain in the Wharf District Parks. Cool off by running through 64 nozzles that shoot water up in the air. Great spot for kids (and pictures). Read more
  • Yechiel E.
    Yechiel EngelhardJune 15, 2013
    Amazing place for adults and kids. Loved the sea lions, dogs, cats and other mammals...
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy CusterJune 14, 2013
    If you have a Go Boston pass, go to ticket station 6 instead of the information desk.
  • John
    JohnMay 31, 2013
    Meet and greet the fur seals was awesome!! Patty did a great job and Cordova (the fur seal) was so smart and fun.
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayMay 28, 2013
    Kind of pricey, but amazingly well curated.
  • Todd
    ToddMay 26, 2013
    If here with 4 or more, just get a membership
  • Tarif F T.
    Tarif F TarabzouniMay 10, 2013
    You must visit
  • Jonna B.
    Jonna BrownApril 13, 2013
    Buy your tickets ahead. It saves time!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 8, 2013
    You could spend a whole afternoon here (and I recommend it), but if you don't have that kind of time, visit the harbor seals in the outdoor tank for free.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WilliamsApril 6, 2013
    Wait until the construction is completed.
  • Grace B.
    Grace BenzalApril 2, 2013
    DISCOUNT PRICES ON TICKETS now that the sea tank is being renovated. Don't worry, you won't even miss the tank as there is so much to look at and explore.
  • B
    BMarch 31, 2013
    Buy your tickets from your phone and save yourself a long wait in line!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AnyaMarch 1, 2013
    Nice place to spend the day
  • no w.
    no wayFebruary 19, 2013
    The ocean tank is closed...the animals are in different habitats and look dazed and confused...
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy TannerFebruary 3, 2013
    In addition to the Aquarium area. There is an IMAX theatre on-site. A great place to visit with friends or family members. The big tank is beautiful with colorful coral and fish species.
  • Nisha B.
    Nisha BJanuary 6, 2013
    Not worth going
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulJanuary 1, 2013
    The teacher discount is bogus. Rude cashier requested a pay stub over teacher ID, as if anyone carries that on vacation.
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck D'AntonioDecember 8, 2012
    The main tank is closed. It's almost eerie without it.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityDecember 3, 2012
    Save $2 on admission with your Terrier Card. College students can purchase tickets for $20.95 (regularly $22.95).
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukNovember 24, 2012
    Bonus points if you can leave with no fewer children than you brought.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WeissNovember 13, 2012
    30 Rowe Warf (just a block south of the aquarium) has validated $18 parking. Call the aquarium and press zero (operator) if you get lost.
  • Megan
    MeganNovember 10, 2012
    Unfortunately, I went when they were doing a lot of construction. There was hardly anything to see.
  • Phil P.
    Phil ProvencherSeptember 10, 2012
    Become a member(free) and buy your tickets online, you'll save a ton of time instead of waiting in line! Take a walk around and grab a ticket to the IMax for a little break.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HatcherAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Many exhibits are, unfortunately, a bit outdated. But, they're redoing the Great Ocean Tank between Sept 2012 and July 2013. Aquarium will be open during construction.
  • Sir S.
    Sir SpeedyAugust 13, 2012
    There are penguins everywhere! This is your chance to get up close and personal with them.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 9, 2012
    With jellyfish, seal, shark, and penguin exhibits, plus a four-story Giant Ocean Tank, it's is a great place to bring the kids. There’s an IMAX theater that rotates movies on a 65-foot-tall screen. Read more
  • Wired
    WiredAugust 9, 2012
    A classic that still entertains kids and adults, located right on Boston’s waterfront. Read more
  • Courtney T.
    Courtney ThompsonAugust 8, 2012
    Any organization that researches preservation of our waters and animals is great in my book. Great penguin and touch tank exhibits.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoldinAugust 6, 2012
    Every Other Year in July (Odd Years)
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoldinAugust 5, 2012
    Explore an Underwater World, Experience the Dolphin Show, Watch the Penguins Clown Around and Watch the Divers Feed the Fish at Mealtimes!
  • Nina
    NinaAugust 5, 2012
    If you like huge crowds, being ripped off, and not being entertained, buy some tickets to the NEA.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 26, 2012
    Yes all your favourite sea-lovers are here from seals to penguins, but do you want to get really up close and personal? Of course you do. At the touch tank you can stroke rays and even sharks.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJuly 23, 2012
    Get up close and personal with sharks and rays in the touch tank, included in the price of aquarium admission. Read more
  • Paul F.
    Paul FreadricksonJuly 20, 2012
    50% off for Military
  • Coby C.
    Coby ChivianJuly 14, 2012
    Unfortunately this aquarium was a let down. Very limited exhibits and all are centered over one large cylinder aquarium. It appears to be large outside but very small inside. Falls low on must sees
  • nacho
    nachoJuly 9, 2012
    This place is overpriced. No sharks, very crowded and huge lines, even to see the tanks. You would rather save your money and your time for the Museum of science. No merece la pena para lo que cobran
  • Emily (silver1110)
    Emily (silver1110)July 7, 2012
    Active duty military & dependents straight to express line! Win!!!
  • Indivly Rewards
    Indivly RewardsJuly 3, 2012
    P Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney? Anyone? The Aquarium is a great place to spend an afternoon with the kids, or even to book for a private party!
  • Charity Z.
    Charity ZiertenJune 30, 2012
    Rebecca, near the beginning of the African penguin exhibit, will answer all of your questions about lifetime mating, their behavior and territorial personality.
  • Charity Z.
    Charity ZiertenJune 30, 2012
    They need to provide cover/shade and fans for the ticket line and benches outside for the handicap and parents of young children. Very hot!!!
  • WicklessGoodFondue
    WicklessGoodFondueJune 24, 2012
    Make a trip every Year!!!....Love watching the Penguins!!
  • Katie O.
    Katie O'MalleyJune 12, 2012
    Went to the NEA for my 20th birthday! Had a blast, but was sad that the nurse shark(s?) were/was on vacation :(
  • Terra G.
    Terra GattiMay 31, 2012
    Save 50% with a military ID.
  • Connor F.
    Connor FergusonMay 24, 2012
    You can buy paintings by the seals in the gift shop. Yes, the seals paint.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OMay 19, 2012
    If you are watching the penguins, check your watch often...time tends to slip away...
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    Credited with revolutionizing how aquariums were designed, built and experienced, the New England Aquarium set a new standard for aquariums around the world.
  • Kerry B.
    Kerry BurkeApril 14, 2012
    Try to get here while they are feeding the penguins! It is actually really cute to see. Also make sure that you go to the petting area to touch a stingray!
  • Jacque G.
    Jacque GriffinApril 10, 2012
    Today backpacks are 15 dollars with any purchase!
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    don't forget to have your photo taken when you enter!
  • FamilyFun
    FamilyFunMarch 15, 2012
    There's lots to explore in Boston but the aquarium is a favorite. Be sure to see the divers feed the fish! - Brand Development Manager
  • Amesicle
    AmesicleMarch 4, 2012
    too busy on Sundays... don't bother going not worth the annoyance. Plus its a pretty small aquarium IMO.
  • Phil S.
    Phil SuperstarMarch 3, 2012
    You have to spend some time at the big tank look for the shark!!!!!
  • Peter C.
    Peter CompetelloFebruary 19, 2012
    The line for tickets is an hour long. Make sure you pre-pay / will call.
  • Lee D.
    Lee DarcyFebruary 18, 2012
    Save time. Order your tix online at home (or like we did, on a smartphone). Bypass the gen admission line!
  • fabulous savings
    fabulous savingsFebruary 10, 2012
    LOVE penguins. The aquarium definitely cured my penguin fix!If you're planning on going, use this coupon & buy your tickets at Viator. You'll save 7%! Read more
  • BU Student Activities
    BU Student ActivitiesFebruary 3, 2012
    Hey BU Seniors! Show your college ID to get $2 off any activity!
  • Chris Aaron G.
    Chris Aaron GaunJanuary 22, 2012
    Right next to Legal Seafood in case you see anything tasty on exhibit
  • J K.
    J KennJanuary 1, 2012
    Free hot chocolate and cookies on new years day!
  • Richard V.
    Richard Van HoosenDecember 30, 2011
    Try the fish
  • Catherine N.
    Catherine NealDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't ever go during school vacation weeks. Unless you really enjoy hour+ waits and overly crowded exhibits
  • Tessa R.
    Tessa RosenberryDecember 19, 2011
    The new shark and ray touch tank is fantastic! And the turtles are always worth visiting!
  • chicchaimono
    chicchaimonoDecember 15, 2011
    There is the largest IMAX theatre in New England. Amazing!
  • Jill
    JillDecember 11, 2011
    Don't scream when the rays touch you in the touch tank. Also, if you catch the penguin caretaker's presentation, watch it! They're really interesting & knowledgeable.
  • Todd N.
    Todd NelsonDecember 10, 2011
    EMC employees get in free!!
  • Simmons College
    Simmons CollegeNovember 29, 2011
    Simmons students can purchase discounted Aquarium Tickets for $8.50 in the Simmons Student Box Office W-002.
  • Canders
    CandersNovember 29, 2011
    check out all the different types of penguins, especially the little blues!
  • Misty E.
    Misty EdgecombNovember 28, 2011
    Bad day at the office? Coffee and seal watching just may be the perfect remedy.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GamboaNovember 23, 2011
    Look for the giant octopus... Just amazing!!!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica Allan SchmidtNovember 16, 2011
    Always go upstairs to the big tank first and then work your way down. On the ground floor, the entire centre is made up of a penguin tank.
  • George C.
    George CroftNovember 9, 2011
    Black Footed Penguin Penny - Vertical
  • Rebecca Y.
    Rebecca YaconoOctober 8, 2011
    Go all the way to top--the tank surface--to avoid the strollers and get a good view of the turtle.
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany ESeptember 3, 2011
    Penguin feedings at 2:30. Mammal exhibit is a little underwhelming but the centre tank is amazing!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursAugust 31, 2011
    1.3MM visitors per year can't be wrong. Learn about New England #Aquarium via our IWalked blog. Read more
  • Garrett S.
    Garrett SaparnisAugust 21, 2011
    I LOVE THE FISHIES!
  • teresa S.
    teresa SchmitzAugust 20, 2011
    you have to see the penguins
  • Tim S.
    Tim SchraepenAugust 14, 2011
    If u are a group of five u are better off getting a membership. U skip the ridiculous line, get cheaper tickets AND get the perks membership brings.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BoyerAugust 10, 2011
    Avoid the cafe, eat in the North End or Faneuil Hall instead.
  • deblovescole
    deblovescoleAugust 7, 2011
    They keep it quite warm - dress cool. Awesome aquarium!
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeissJuly 14, 2011
    Definitely go to the Shark & Ray Touch Tank - it's not as terrifying as you might think.
  • Kiefer L.
    Kiefer LobbMay 29, 2011
    The NEW shark and ray feel tank is really cool, knowledgable staff too!
  • Crit
    CritMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret B says this place is interesting if you're under 8, but I (and most people) would say that it's great for people of ALL ages.
  • Kris F.
    Kris FridayApril 22, 2011
    If there is a long line spend the extra $5 for an imax ticket and buy the aquarium tickets at the threatre. You can skip the movie and long line and go straight into the aquarium.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BeasleyMarch 20, 2011
    Not really impressed... the best part was the sea turtles.
  • Tany M.
    Tany MonteiroMarch 18, 2011
    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.
  • Gonzague D.
    Too expensive IMHO ! The place isnt bad but it is quite small :/
  • NASA
    NASAJanuary 11, 2011
    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. Read more
  • Marissa G.
    Marissa GreenDecember 23, 2010
    You have to see the octopus and huge turtle
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurtnerDecember 17, 2010
    don't use the last stall in the men's bathroom. I tore that shit up!
  • REDBOOK
    REDBOOKDecember 2, 2010
    Sea turtles, sharks... even penguins! Need we say more? Just make sure you eat beforehand — everything in this touristy area of the city is on the expensive side.
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukNovember 17, 2010
    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. Read more
  • Secret B.
    Secret BostonNovember 6, 2010
    Very interesting if you're under 8.
  • Paulina L.
    Paulina LucyOctober 14, 2010
    Awesome family entertainment for a pretty decent price! Look for discount coupons though, they are everywhere
  • Chris H.
    Chris HenshawSeptember 29, 2010
    This place sucks. The price is outrageous and they don't even have any dolphins or whales or polar bears or walruses. Plus the photo company is crap.
  • Donald C.
    Donald CarassoSeptember 17, 2010
    Check out the Ocean tank wow!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HardisonSeptember 16, 2010
    The amount of penguins this place has is outrageous!
  • Noel F.
    Noel FisherSeptember 2, 2010
    If you're planning an upcoming event consider having it here. My husband and I had our wedding at the NEAQ. We were married in front of the peguin tank while our friends and family stood on the ramp a
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KenyonAugust 19, 2010
    Check out the penguin exhibit!!
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 12, 2010
    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.
  • Todd T.
    Todd TiltonJuly 31, 2010
    If there is a long line, just go to the imax and buy tickets there and get to see a 3D show for only $6 more! Like a fast pass!
  • Maggie
    MaggieJuly 11, 2010
    Teachers get into the Aquarium free... IMAX get no discount... despite what they said at educator night here...
  • James F.
    James FiorentinoJuly 2, 2010
    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!
  • Greg S.
    Greg StrazzJune 28, 2010
    Libraries have free passes. Then take a walk along the harbor, free day better view
  • Paul J.
    Paul JonesJune 27, 2010
    Head out on the boat for whale watching tours - lots of fun!
  • Gtodd
    GtoddMay 11, 2010
    FREE! Stop by the outdoor Atlantic harbor seal tank. Six seals play year round in the glass enclosed tank.
  • Jacob E.
    Jacob ElderApril 24, 2010
    $40 gets you some up close and personal playtime with the seals. Call way in advance, once a day at 3:30. Really fun!
  • Eliza R.
    Eliza RosenberryApril 20, 2010
    Wait for the student afternoons or discounted times. See the sea lion show, the huge cylindrical tank in the center, and see an IMAX about sharks. The penguins are hilarious.
  • Caty R.
    Caty ReidApril 6, 2010
    I want to go here this weekend with my friends!
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    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.
  • Dustin Todd R.
    Dustin Todd RennellsFebruary 1, 2010
    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
  • Michael P.
    Michael PutnamNovember 14, 2009
    Crowded on rainy days and a bit dark inside.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavisAugust 18, 2009
    Tuesday afternoon *is* a good time to go!
  • Pao N.
    Pao NavaMay 24
    Cuatro pisos!! Ves muchísimas especies y hay mucha información! Super recomendable si vienes a Boston
  • Adolf L.
    Adolf LopezOctober 28, 2016
    Excelentes instalaciones
  • Enrique S.
    Enrique SepúlvedaAugust 26, 2016
    Muy bonito. Muchas especies y un tanque gigante en el centro del acuario. 1:30 de paseo asegurado.
  • Oxana H.
    Отличный аквариум: бассейн со скатами , которых можно гладить и акулы там же. Красиво. Интересно смотреть на кормежку рыб, шоу.
  • Miriam M.
    Miriam MtzFebruary 3, 2016
    Hermoso 💓💜
  • Marina D.
    Marina DarosJuly 16, 2015
    Amei cada segundo no aquário
  • Maru E.
    Maru EscandonNovember 7, 2014
    Esta muy bonito. Hay gran variedad de vida marina que es extraordinaria
  • Elena F.
    Elena FitzApril 30, 2014
    Da visitare a Boston!
  • Jerome P.
    Jerome PoleniFebruary 22, 2014
    A ne pas faire pendant les vacances scolaire
  • Maria Victoria C.
    Me encanto
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo DinizJuly 29, 2013
    Aproveite para tocar nos peixes
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OrozcoJune 15, 2012
    Valio la pena la experiencia....
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