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New England Aquarium
Teeming with more than 15,000 sea creatures of all sizes, shapes, and colors, the New England Aquarium is a giant fishbowl of sea life, and it’s one of Boston’s most visited family attractions. 

The Basics
Pre-book your aquarium admission tickets to enjoy skip-the-line entrance, or opt for a combo ticket including entrance to the Simons IMAX Theatre. For a full experience, upgrade to a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium. If you’re sightseeing in Boston, consider investing in a Boston CityPASS, a Boston Explorer Pass, or a Go Boston Card, which offer discounted entrance to the aquarium alongside a host of other attractions, or even just admire the aquarium’s futuristic facade on a cruise around Boston Harbour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The New England Aquarium is a must-see for families with kids.
  • Large bags are not permitted inside the aquarium but storage lockers are available.
  • The New England Aquarium is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, and entrance is free for wheelchair users and visitors with visual impairments.

How to Get There
The New England Aquarium overlooks the Boston Inner Harbor from its location on Central Wharf, off State Street and Atlantic Avenue. The aquarium is accessible via the MBTA subway, or the T, which has a stop on State Street. 

When to Get There
The New England Aquarium is open daily all year round, although opening times vary throughout the year. The busiest time is during the middle of the day, so opt for an early morning or late afternoon visit to avoid the crowds.

Marine Animals at the New England Aquarium
The aquarium’s star attraction is the awesome 4-story, 200,000-gallon (760,000-liter) Giant Ocean Tank, a Caribbean coral reef swirling with sea turtles, sharks, cownose rays, eels, and exotic fish. Elsewhere, spot harbor seals, California sea lions, penguins, and sea otters. Learn about conservation efforts at the Olympic Coast Exhibit; visit the Edge of the Sea touch tank; and discover fascinating exhibits such as Amazing Jellies and Science of Sharks.
Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston 02110, USA
Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm (until 6pm on weekends)
Admission: Varies
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Sightseeing Passes

Go Boston Card

Seeing the best of Boston doesn’t get any easier, or more economical, than with the Go Boston Card. This flexible sightseeing pass allows visitors to pick and choose from a wide variety of Boston’s top attractions, almost 40 in all, at any pace desired over the course of one, two, three, five or seven consecutive days. Enjoy immediate entry to attractions. Simply save the pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go. No voucher redemption is required.
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Sightseeing Passes

Boston Explorer Pass

See more of Boston for one low price by purchasing the Boston Explorer Pass. Save big off regular prices as you get admission to your choice of three, four or five Boston attractions, picking among top city highlights like a Fenway Park Tour, USS Constitution Cruise, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, and much more. An included guidebook helps design the perfect itinerary.
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise & New England Aquarium Admission

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this Super Saver combo tour. Enjoy a 3-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. Then discover more than 800 marine animals under one roof at the New England Aquarium. From seals and sea lions to sea turtles and stingrays, it’s one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston.
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Attraction Tickets

New England Aquarium Admission

From seals and sea lions to sea turtles, seadragons, and stingrays, the New England Aquarium is the place to discover more than 800 different marine animals under one roof — or in one big tank. Check out the four-story Giant Ocean Tank, featuring a brand new coral reef, underwater communications system and hundreds of Caribbean reef animals. Grab an admission ticket and IMAX movie pass and have an unforgettable aquarium adventure.
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Sightseeing Passes

Boston CityPASS

Experience Boston’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Boston CityPASS tour. Visit the popular New England Aquarium, Museum of Science and the Skywalk Observatory. Choose from Boston Harbor Cruises or the Harvard Museum of Natural History to complete the tour. This Boston CityPASS is valid for nine consecutive days from date of first use. Voucher must be presented in exchange for CityPASS ticket booklets, within 6 months of purchase date. Transportation to and from the attractions is not included.
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Trolley Tours

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Boston Beantown Trolley Tour

Easily experience the breadth of Boston by hopping on the Beantown Trolley. This narrated sightseeing tour offers several photo stops plus more than 125 points of interest along the way. See top Boston attractions like the Boston Common, Freedom Trail, Copley Square, and Fenway Park on this trolley tour through historic Boston.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Historic Discovery Guided Boston Mini-Bus Tour

Boston is a city rich in early American history, with legends dating back to the Revolutionary War. To uncover the city's storied past—from the Boston Tea Party to the ride of Paul Revere—no traveler should miss this history-packed packed, daylong sightseeing tour. Explore Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington, and see historic locations on the Freedom Trail. Enjoy lunch at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, at your own expense, and end your day with a visit to an old warship, the USS Constitution.
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Attraction Tickets

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Boston Super Saver: Duck Boat Tour & New England Aquarium

The Boston Duck Tour covers it all — from the State House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood to Bunker Hill and the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics. There’s Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston and the oldest city park in the United States; Copley Square, a public square in the Back Bay neighborhood; plus Government Center to Newbury Street, Quincy Market (aka Faneuil Hall Marketplace) to the Prudential Tower and more. End with a splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.The New England Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston with over 1.3 million visitors each year. Look for a massive globe, featuring the oceans, continents, and animals that call this blue planet home. Step inside where informative and entertaining live animal presentations happen every day, allowing visitors to see their favorite aquatic animals. Watch fur seals interact with their trainers. See turtles eat right from the hands of divers.
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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium

The Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium is the largest screen in New England, and is equipped with a 12,000-watt digital sound system and IMAX 3D technology. Catch the show of your choice with tickets to the Simons IMAX Theatre, or upgrade to a combination pass that includes admission to the New England Aquarium.
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Boston Harbor-Food Culture Tours

The walking tour will visit sites along the Harbor Walk to Seaport Square. A water Taxi ride will take us to Charlestown Navy Yard and the USS Constitution. A ferry ride will return us to Long Wharf in Boston. The focus of the tour is learn about the landmarks, food culture and local foods of Boston Harbor.Food Culture Tours will Discover the World of working waterfront of 400 years and its future.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Boston HARBORWALK- Self Guided GPS Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android

Welcome to Boston’s Harborwalk GPS-enabled professionally-narrated walking tours! Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour. --What do you get?iPhone AppAndroid AppONE TIME PASSWORD will be sent on successful booking.--BENEFITS OVER LIVE GUIDES AND GROUP TOURS:.FULLY AUTOMATIC: Each point of interest along the tour has a narrated story, narrated directions, and helpful images. As you walk along the path and approach a pin, it’s story will automatically pop up and start playing--FASCINATING STORIES: Engaging, and entertaining story about each point of interest-professionally narrated and prepared by local guides --FREEDOM TO TRAVEL: No scheduled tour timings-no crowded groups and no rush to move along past stops that interest you--SAVE A TON: No “per person” tickets for guided tours! No tips per person
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