New England Aquarium

Boston, MA

Where are we going?

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston MA 02110


What is there to do?

Are you excited to explore vibrant coral reefs from the Bahamas and the tropical Pacific to temperate Australia? Are you keen to meet the lionfish and the stonefish, who are some of the most poisonous fishes in the sea?

Well, welcome to New England Aquarium!

This popular aquarium is where kids can explore the amazing creatures that live beneath our oceans, without getting wet!

There are thousands of aquatic animals that call the aquarium home, from adorable blue penguins, to the delicate leafy seadragon, and the lumbering sea green turtle. 

Kids can come face to face with the charming Atlantic Harbor Seal, or marvel at the American Lobster in all it's glory. From the cheeky balloon fish, to the slithering Green Anaconda, and colorful Pacific Sea Nettles, kids will be amazed at all the wonderful creatures that share the Earth, that they might never have seen before!

Through the various exhibits, kids can enjoy an entertaining and educational experience. They can reach out and gently touch cownose rays and epaulette sharks in the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, then dive into the Science of Sharks exhibit, featuring sharks from all around the world.

They can cradle a hermit crab at the Edge of the Sea's tidepool touch tank, or wind their way along the four-story Giant Ocean Tank filled with more than 1,000 marine animals and stunning coral reefs. 

Don't forget to ask the Aquarium educators any questions that you may have along the way. They are there to help!

A deep dive day out in Boston, Massachusetts, where the underwater adventure is waiting!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $27.95. Combo tickets for IMAX & Whale Watch available

Children: $18.95 (Ages 3-11)

Discount: Seniors, and free for wheelchair users and those with visual impairments

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

Visitors using wheelchairs and visitors with visual impairments are welcome at the Aquarium free of charge. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) defined service dogs are also welcome


When can we go?

9am - 5pm weekdays, 6pm close weekends (Slightly extended hours in July & August)

Year round, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Any top tips?

IMAX tickets and whale watch experiences are additional costs, but you can grab combo tickets to save you money!

I’m Hungry!

The Harbor View Café offers a variety of burgers, pizzas, deli sandwiches, soups, salads, beverages, and snacks, as well as sustainable seafood. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Healthy Eating

You can also bring your own food! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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