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New England Aquarium at Massachusetts

New England Aquarium

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New England Aquarium in Boston - Fishy Family Fun

Find top family entertainment when you visit Boston's newly renovated aquarium, an incredible animal center with thousands of thrilling sea creatures and marine mammals. From sea lions to sea horses, the New England Aquarium in Boston dazzles animal lovers young and old. You'll also find an IMAX theatre, tours and educational programs at the aquarium, which is located within walking distance to our West End Boston hotel.


Hours -

9AM-5PM Monday through Friday, 9AM-6PM Saturday to Sunday

Prices -

$24.95 adults, $22.95 senior (60+), $17.95 child (3-11), free for children under 3


  • New England Aquarium
    Whale Watch
  • Family Days at the Aquarium
  • Explorer Classes


  • IMAX films
  • Underwater exhibits
  • Family programs
  • Guided tours
  • Animal training and feeding

3-D IMAX Films

Experience 3-D movies on a screen that is taller than a six-story building at the aquarium’s IMAX Theatre. Showing a rotating selection of nature-inspired movies and animal flicks, this highly-rated theatre is popular with kids, teens and adults.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Get an insider glimpse of the aquarium’s galleries when you peek behind the glass on a special guided tour. Lasting 30-45 minutes, these tours are designed for visitors ages 7 and up.


  • How many animals are in the Giant Ocean Tank?

    More than 2,000 amazing sea creatures inhabit this iconic attraction, which has just undergone a top-to-bottom transformation. It also features a revitalized coral reef and new exhibits at the top.
  • What kind of presentations can I see at the Aquarium?

    You can watch tank talks and divers at the Giant Ocean Tank, see harbor and fur seal training sessions, participate in climate change activities and watch the penguins eat lunch and breakfast.

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