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New England Aquarium Admission

Boston, United States
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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.
  • Admission to the New England Aquarium in Boston
  • Explore vibrant coral reefs
  • See fish and sharks, and watch penguins and seals play
  • Experience an unforgettable IMAX® film on New England's largest screen (general movies are included)
  • See the Giant Ocean Tank, home to everything from sea turtles to sharks to tropical fish
The New England Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston with over 22,000 members and 1.3 million visitors each year.
Start on the front plaza, where a slice of New England rocky coast and 42,000 gallons of water are home to resident harbor seals. Look for a massive globe, featuring the oceans, continents, and animals that call this blue planet home.
Step inside for New England Aquarium admission, 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, including Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle, who has been living at the Aquarium for more than 40 years.
“Sea” it all: sea turtles, sea stars, sea urchins, sea lions and sea dragons, not to mention snails, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, lobsters, goosefish, octopus, piranhas, anacondas, salmon, and many more.
Like penguins? The New England Aquarium’s penguin exhibit is home to more than 80 of them — African penguins, Northern and Southern rockhopper penguins, even little blue penguins.
Then there are tanks. The largest “tank” on the East Coast features more than 100 animals, including cownose rays, Atlantic Rays and sharks, and the centerpiece exhibit, a cylindrical 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank featuring turtles, sharks, eels, stingrays, tarpon and many more, including colorful tropical fishes.
Relax and experience an unforgettable IMAX movie in 3D, like Humpback Whales, Great White Shark or Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean.
Purchase a snack at the kid-friendly Harbor View Café or head to Faneuil Hall for a quick lunch — and don’t forget to grab a souvenir at the Aquarium Gift Shop before leaving.


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We are from Chicago and have the Shedd...
, Apr 2018
We are from Chicago and have the Shedd Aquarium to compare. This was good, but not great.
The New England Aquarium is always a...
Cristhal S
, Oct 2017
The New England Aquarium is always a great way to pass the time. I brought my friend here from Baltimore and she loved it. We made a small mistake of going on Columbus Day and it was EXTRA kids. We got to see penguins and watch them take a HUGE sea turtle out for her check-up with the vet! Overall, it was still a great time seeing the fishies.
Constantly fighting through crowds...
Michael B
, Sep 2017
Constantly fighting through crowds. 40 parking ripoff. Turns into a 150 outing for two adults and a child. Terrible ticketing system. Bought online and still had to wait in line to get the ticket. Garbage exit through the gift shop policy. Someone trying to rip you off from the second you enter with a 30 green screen photo. The displays are OK but not worth the hassle.
Thsi wqas very interesting. A huge...
, Jul 2017
Thsi wqas very interesting. A huge aquarium with many species of fish, well worth a visit.
Circular tank in the middle of the...
Gianna T
, Jun 2017
Circular tank in the middle of the aquarium was brilliant. Lots to see. Great location.
A really great experience and an...
David H
, Jun 2017
A really great experience and an outstanding aquarium-one of the 10 best in the USA. Be prepared to spend all day there. Parking is across the street so easy to get to.
Being able to bypass the long ticket...
Karen O
, Jun 2017
Being able to bypass the long ticket lines by purchasing the tickets for the Aquarium and the IMax show online was amazing. It was great that the choice of movie was made when tickets were picked up instead of at time of purchase on line. Would recommend everyone to use Trip Advisor and Viator to get tickets.
Experience with your website was great...
Tammy B
, Aug 2016
Experience with your website was great. Aquarium was small.
The Aquarium was fascinating. Went...
Laura L
, Jul 2016
The Aquarium was fascinating. Went on a Tuesday and it was still very very crowded. Cost $72 for one adult, one 13 yr old and one 8 yr old. Seems a little expensive but since some of the fee goes toward conservation it's ok.
Family trip to aquarium was great...
Chadd S
, Jul 2016
Family trip to aquarium was great. That aquarium is family friendly and no problems with 4 children in tow ages 5,3,2 and 15 months. Lots to do and see. The sea turtle is huge and we had to get some stuffed animals of him. Daughters loves him

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