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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Waterfront, Boston
  • 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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  • Jonna B.
    Jonna BrownApril 13, 2013
    Buy your tickets ahead. It saves time!
  • Caty R.
    Caty ReidApril 6, 2010
    I want to go here this weekend with my friends!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HolmesJune 22, 2013
    50% for military. Thank you!
  • S_J L.
    S_J 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
  • Brad H.
    Brad HinesJune 6, 2014
    We used passes from our lical library (check yours) to get in for $10 instead if $25.
  • Gwen C.
    Gwen CummingsSeptember 8, 2014
    Awesome exhibits and very well-cared for animals. A definite gem of Boston
  • Gigi R.
    Gigi RodApril 3
    The touch pool is a must
  • 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.
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownJanuary 9, 2016
    Crowded on the weekend but has an amazing multi leveled aquarium with a badass sea turtle
  • Garrett S.
    Garrett SaparnisAugust 21, 2011
  • jennifer c.
    jennifer casoJanuary 21, 2015
    It's wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Great to watch penguins. So funny.
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CorderoJanuary 23, 2016
    Pinguin exhibit!
  • 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
    Upvoted Apr 13
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro DragoAugust 10, 2014
    So cute....
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsJune 21, 2015
    The Penguins make great wedding guests
  • 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
  • Eric M.
    Eric MeyersJuly 30, 2013
    The extra 5 bucks for the IMAX films is totally worth 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).
  • Marissa G.
    Marissa GreenDecember 23, 2010
    You have to see the octopus and huge turtle
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WilliamsApril 6, 2013
    Wait until the construction is completed.
  • Brittany O.
    Brittany OakesDecember 8, 2014
    Always packed
  • Daysha M.
    Daysha MontalvoApril 22, 2015
    I absolutely love you New England Aquarium! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukNovember 24, 2012
    Bonus points if you can leave with no fewer children than you brought.
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KenyonAugust 19, 2010
    Check out the penguin exhibit!!
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeissJuly 14, 2011
    Definitely go to the Shark & Ray Touch Tank - it's not as terrifying as you might think.
  • Jacky S.
    Jacky SzetoAugust 21, 2014
    Busy, expensive, fascinating al at the same time.
  • Amelie G.
    Amelie GautierMay 17, 2016
    Penguins are the best ! And so much education about ocean conservation! Loved it ! ❤️
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayMay 28, 2013
    Kind of pricey, but amazingly well curated.
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineNovember 8, 2013
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LandestoyJune 29, 2015
    very family friendly, many types of fishes and my favorite were the fur seal. always playful
  • 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.
  • Misty E.
    Misty EdgecombNovember 28, 2011
    Bad day at the office? Coffee and seal watching just may be the perfect remedy.
  • Terra G.
    Terra GattiMay 31, 2012
    Save 50% with a military ID.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AnyaMarch 1, 2013
    Nice place to spend the day
  • Alexandre O.
    Alexandre OtzetoffAugust 8, 2014
    The Aquarium in Québec city is pretty similar to this in Boston... Guess why?
  • 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
  • Luiz S.
    Luiz SteinFebruary 20
    It gets crowded during the weekend, hard to walk around. Not really worth the time or money.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    don't forget to have your photo taken when you enter!
  • 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.
  • Tessa R.
    Tessa RosenberryDecember 19, 2011
    The new shark and ray touch tank is fantastic! And the turtles are always worth visiting!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Very diverse array of wildlife. The harbour seals at the observation tank near the entrance are cool.
  • 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!
  • Richard E.
    Richard EfthimApril 25, 2015
    Shark and Ray tank! Knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers. IMAX.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoldinAugust 6, 2012
    Every Other Year in July (Odd Years)
  • WicklessGoodFondue
    WicklessGoodFondueJune 24, 2012
    Make a trip every Year!!!....Love watching the Penguins!!
  • Claretny C.
    Claretny CalzadaMarch 19, 2014
    Beautiful and small Aquarium, the african penguins are just too cute! 🐧
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