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Cambridge, Massachusetts New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium
Category: Attractions
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110 617-973-5200
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Explore the New England Aquarium in Boston

Explore the oceans and amazing marine life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. This attraction features incredible animal and sea life exhibits, enlightening tours, captivating IMAX movies and whale watching cruises. Encounter giant Pacific octopus, sharks, rays, whales, penguins, jellyfish and California sea lions. Discover fascinating exhibits like the Edge of the Sea,Pacific Reef Community and the Amazon Rainforest. Check out the Ray Touch Tank and the Marina Mammal Center or enjoy scenic Boston Harbor cruises for memorable photo-ops.The New England Aquarium also offers behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounter programs and daily presentations and shows. Book our Aquarium Package to experience the wonders of the ocean with us.


Summer Hours -

Sunday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm & Friday - Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Fall - Winter Hours -

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 9am - 6pm


  • Adult: $24.95
  • Child (3-11): $17.95
  • Child under age 3: Free
  • Senior (60 & over): $22.95


  • Family Days
  • Penguin Feedings
  • Explorer Classes
  • Giant Ocean Tank Divers
  • Live Animal Presentations
  • Harbor Seal Training Sessions


  • Exhibits
  • Tours
  • IMAX Movies
  • Tank Talks
  • Lecture Series
  • Whale Watching Cruises


  • What are some of the Best exhibits to see?

    Discover the most fascinating and amazing exhibits at the New England Aquarium, including the Amazon Rainforest, Edge of the Sea, Giant Ocean Tank, Gulf of Main and the Pacific Reef Community. Explore the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, where you can actually touch Atlantic rays and cownose, bonnethead and epaulette sharks. Experience New England's largest screen at the Simons IMAX Theatre. See the planet's most beautiful and astounding creatures in with amazing 3-D cinematics and 12,000 watts of mind-blowing digital sound. Get a front row seat to the ocean's most majestic animals on New England Aquarium Whale Watches departing right from Central Wharf.
  • How long should one expect to stay to see everything?

    On average, you can expect to spend about 3 hours at the New England Aquarium. Add about 40 minutes for an IMAX movie and 3 to 4 hours for a whale watching cruise. Starting daily at 11 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. from the Information Desk in the Aquarium Lobby,  Behind-the-Scenes Tours take between 30 and 45 minutes and are worth it!

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