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New England Aquarium Admission

  • Admission to the New England Aquarium in Boston
  • Explore vibrant coral reefs
  • See fish and sharks, and watch penguins and seals play
New England Aquarium Admission
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General admission ticket to New England Aquarium
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General admission ticket to New England Aquarium & ticket for a screening at Simons IMAX Theatre
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (51)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved the seals. Get admission through the Boston Go Card! Take a Ferry to Boston.

We had accomodations in Hull and planned to take the ferry in to avoid traffic. The Aquarium is right between Long Wharf and Rowes Wharf. We didn't wait on line because we bought the Boston Go cards before we went so went right in. the...More

1  Thank Catskillfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Somewhat disappointing

We were really looking forward to coming to this aquarium. While there were some enjoyable sights, overall we felt it wasn't worth the cost, especially after factoring in the cost to park. It was an extremely crowded day, which most likely contributed to the disappointment,...More

1  Thank Blythe H
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Wonderful fishtanks; terrible customer experience

Once you get to the exhibits, they are wonderful, but you have to get there first, and that is the problem. First of all, the price is exorbitant. Go to your local library and see if they have reduced coupons. My library did and that...More

6  Thank Quilp32845
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Nice Aquarium but small

While its a nice aquarium its a bit pricey for what you get. Its on the small side and the shark exhibit is non existent. The Penguins were fun to watch and the middle tank was impressive but that's about it. The huge turtle in...More

2  Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 3 March 2018
very nice

We love coming to this place, the animals especialy sea lions te show is very entertaning. all th eanimals are worth it to see.

Thank agataczyz
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