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New England Aquarium in Boston

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Let the four-story, 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank at Boston's New England Aquarium take your breath away! Aquarium guests gaze into a stunning ecosystem containing sea turtles, eels, tropical fish, and hundreds of other Caribbean reef animals when stepping up to the Giant Ocean Tank. A fan favorite, this exhibit is a gateway to three levels of surrounding galleries, interactive displays, touch tanks, and discovery centers. The deep sea comes to Boston at this world-class museum for all ages! Buy your New England Aquarium discount tickets now and save!


  • The largest Shark and Ray tank on the East Coast

  • An outdoor seal exhibit located on the Aquarium Plaza

  • Thousands of sea creatures from hundreds of different species

  • Special events and presentations throughout the year

Why Is the New England Aquarium One of the Best Aquariums in the Country?

The New England Aquarium is home to the largest shark and ray tank on the East Coast. The aquarium also brings the wonders of the ocean to your fingertips with a hands-on shark and ray touch tank. Guests can have a barking good time at the outdoor seal exhibit located on the New England Aquarium Plaza. The space also accommodates special events and presentations throughout the year. p> Science of Sharks Comes to the New England Aquarium

The world-class Science of Sharks exhibit offers intimate encounters with mighty shark species from around the world. In addition to in-person visits with smaller shark species, visitors can engage with inspiring videos highlighting shark research and preservation, rare underwater photography footage from National Geographic's Brian Skerry, and opportunities to become an expert at shark anatomy!

Giant Ocean Tank

The New England Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank offers a rare oceanic experience with 360-degree views inside a four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with close to 1,000 creatures. This installation underwent a full-scale 21st-century transformation in 2013 that added windows with crystal-clear viewing opportunities. The famed Yawkey Coral Reef Center at the top of the exhibit is a can't-miss feature!

Seals and Sea Lions at Play at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center

The playful seals and sea lions in the Marine Mammal Center at the New England Aquarium put everyone in a good mood! Guests can watch as California sea lions and Northern fur seals frolic and dive in this stunning open-air exhibit. While the seal and sea lion exhibit is all about playtime, visitors will also find educational information on the challenges these majestic mammals face in the world.

The Largest Shark and Ray Touch Tank on the East Coast

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank is home to sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank with shallow edges and viewing windows that create the perfect environment for having close encounters with these sea wonders! Visitors are invited to reach out to gently stroke the backs of the exhibit's cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and sharks. Opening at 9:30 a.m. each day, this exhibit demonstrates the importance of conserving healthy ocean ecosystems and coastal habitats for the sake of the rays and sharks that call the world's mangroves and lagoons home.

Atlantic Harbor Seals

Watching the Atlantic harbor seals that call Aquarium Plaza home swim, play, and rest is a true treat! Visitors can observe seal behaviors as these beauties work with trainers throughout the day. This is an open-access exhibit for all to watch!

Blue Planet Access Center

The recently renovated Blue Planet Access Center at Boston's Aquarium presents the severe challenges faced by the world's oceans. Visitors have opportunities to learn about the aquarium's global leadership role in searching for solutions for preserving ocean life through a combination of interactive displays, interpretive presentations and small live animal exhibits. The Blue Planet Access Center is also home to the aquarium's lobster nursery that raises thousands of larval and juvenile lobsters each year through the American Lobster Research Program.

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New England Aquarium in Boston

Operating Times:

Fall/Winter (Sept - May): Monday–Friday: 9am-5pm. Weekends and holidays: 9am-6pm.
Spring/ Summer (June - August) Daily: 9am-6pm.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are now confirmed with date and time selected.


self guided

Booth Location:

New England Aquarium | Central Wharf (adjacent to the Marriott Hotel and close to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market) | Boston, MA 02110

Nearest Intersection:

Central Wharf and Old Atlantic Ave.


The New England Aquarium does not own or operate any parking garages. Information on discounted parking can be found at the following location: https://www.neaq.org/parking

Age Requirements:

Child Ticket: ages 3 - 17 years old.


Ticket price only includes admission into the Aquarium and general exhibits | Validated parking is available.