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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

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What You Can Expect

New England Aquarium Admission

New England Aquarium

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.


Customer Reviews

Tammy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Experience with your website was great. Aquarium was small.

Shmuly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Zachary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic place to take your children!

marilyn b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Not my first trip to the aquarium, but as usual a beautiful place. Staff friendly and helpful. Only downside was that we went during April vacations and it was extremely crowded.

Kathleen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved it--beautifully maintained and informative! Great whale film too.

donald s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Sheila S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I really enjoyed visiting the Aquarium. Everything about our trip was great, I can't down load pics, as I don't know how.

Marie-Anne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very Nice

Ginjabread USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I've been here dozens of times and I'm fascinated every time. I could stare at the penguins for hours.

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