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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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  • 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.
  • 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
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