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New England Aquarium in Boston

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Hop a rock with the Rockhopper Penguins

Take a trip to exotic waters at the New England Aquarium in Boston, which features aquatic animals from around the world and more than 70 exhibits.

Head inside to greet more than 80 penguins, then wind your way around the four-story Giant Ocean Tank, home to a huge Caribbean coral reef.

See energetic young sea lions bound through their open-air exhibit overlooking Boston Harbor, which they share with Northern fur seals.

Feel the smooth wing of a ray, let a hermit crab scurry across your palm and see if you can spot a camouflaged leafy seadragon.

New England Aquarium in Boston Details

Length: Self-Guided

Time:

Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily See Special Schedule Details

Summary:

Tour does not include hotel pick up. Directions to the Aquarium will be on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

New England Aquarium in Boston Description

Special Schedule Details

Aquarium Hours - Winter (em>(September through June)

  • Monday-Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Most Holidays - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at noon on New Year's Day.

Aquarium Hours - Summer (July through Labor Day)

  • Monday-Thursday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • July 4th - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sundays and Labor Day - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Animals & Exhibits

Roll your sleeves up and touch the smooth wing of a cownose ray in the newest exhibit, the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast. Watch penguins swim and preen in their bustling exhibit. Spot the seadragons amid their extravagant camouflage, go eye-to-eye with a harbor seal then watch the frisky sea lions romp in their open-air exhibit. Meet the lionfish and the stonefish, some of the most poisonous fishes in the sea, and count the arms on a giant octopus. Don't forget to say hello to Myrtle, the green sea turtle that swims in the Giant Ocean Tank with sharks, eels, rays and hundreds of tropical fishes!

Exhibits Include

  • Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank
  • Giant Ocean Tank
  • New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center
  • Penguins
  • Seadragons

Education & Activities

The Aquarium provides in-depth educational resources and activities for teachers, parents, kids and adult learners. Visit, learn and explore all the Aquarium has to offer!

Daily Presentations

  • Penguin feedings
  • Seal trainings
  • Dives in the Giant Ocean Tank
  • Live animal presentations

Meet the Animals

Make sure to visit the hands-on areas for kids, like the shark, ray touch tank and the Edge of the Sea touch tank. Check out a special live animal presentation or watch how the marine animal trainers interact with the seals. There are many opportunities for visitors to interact and learn about the animals during Aquarium visits.

About the Aquarium

The New England Aquarium opened in 1969, revitalizing Boston's Central Wharf and creating a cultural institution that connects visitors to the waterfront. Today the Aquarium includes more than 70 exhibits and 26,000 animals. The aquarium experience continues to be redefined for visitors while engaging in research and conservation efforts around the world.

Tour does not include hotel pick up. Directions to the Aquarium will be on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

 
 
 
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