New England Aquarium


Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the New England Aquarium opened in 1969, and while it's been an impressive aquatic facility for many decades, the place really hit its stride just before the Millennium. An IMAX Theatre facility with a six-story screen, the twelve-tank Amazing Jellies jellyfish exhibit, a generous habitat housing Northern fur seals, a 23,000 square-foot Animal Care Center, and the recently reopened Giant Ocean Tank have made the Aquarium a powerful draw for anyone fascinated by underwater life.


The Aquarium's iconic centerpiece, the Giant Ocean Tank, has recently undergone a comprehensive modern renovation, now containing sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, seals, and penguins. The Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit showcases the charismatic creatures as they swim, play, feed and sleep. The Amazon Rain Forest Exhibit treats visitors to 4,500 gallons of water where piranhas, electric eels, poison dart frogs, and mesmerizing anacondas swim, hop and slither.

Price range

Prices for admission to the Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Whale Watch, and combinations of all three are available at various rates, and can be found here.

Best time to visit

The Aquarium’s highly-touted whale watch cruises are available from April to October.

Near by POI

The North End neighborhood of Boston is the city's oldest residential community. Government Center is the home of Boston City Hall, City Hall Plaza, and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Federal Building.