New England Aquarium

A $26.95 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

4.3/5 8 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $26.95
Child $17.95
  • VIP Line Privileges
  • Takes about 2
  • (617) 973-5200
  • www.neaq.org

Let your imagination swim wild with a visit to the New England Aquarium. Marvel at the bustling penguin colony, and then circle the four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with sea turtles, eels, barracuda, tarpon, and hundreds of tropical fish.

Your Aquarium adventure includes playful seals, eye-catching jellies, and unforgettable hands-on experiences at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank exhibit.

Your visit helps! Each admission supports the Aquarium's global conservation and research efforts.

After visiting, keep the exploration going and catch an IMAX 3D movie on New England's largest screen (additional charge).

The Go Boston® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes discount New England Aquarium tickets, plus admission to many more top attractions

Getting In

Skip the line by presenting your pass at the main ticket booth "Will Call-Passes Line". Present your admission pass for entry. Get in and enjoy!

IMPORTANT: Go Boston Card admission applies only to the New England Aquarium. IMAX and Whale Watch tickets are available for an additional charge.

Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm;
Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm;

Special Summer Hours from July 1 - September 7:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm;

Friday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00pm

All hours are subject to change without notice.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

The Aquarium is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Address

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Public Transportation

Take the T: Blue Line to the Aquarium stop.
 

Reviews for New England Aquarium

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Good Family Fun
By Floridian Family Verified Reviewer from Fleming Island, FL on
Pros:
Family Friedly
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

This was a very nice aquarium. Lots to do see. The highlights were the interactive exhibits (sting ray) and the dozen or so other animals the kids could touch. Nice café inside was a plus. Kids were disappointed they didn't see whales or sharks, but overall it was easy to get to, in a good location, and family friendly.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Must See
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Pros:
Touch Tanks
Cons:
Parking
Best Uses:
Great for all
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

The aquarium was wonderful. We enjoyed the unique exhibits, like the open aired penguins. The touch tanks were wonderful! Also, make sure to check out the special events like the training show and the living animal talk. They are short and interesting. Don't forget the jelly fish down stairs! :-) Pre-plan for parking. Parking at the pier and the surrounding areas cost an outrageous $35!

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Nice to see
By Heidi Verified Reviewer from Belgium on
Pros:
Loved the pinguins
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

This aquarium was great. Lot's to see. You can spend hours in there without getting bored. The pinguins are for me the number one to see.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

cute penguins
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Skip the line
Cons:
very busy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

this was an ok display of the fish... the large centre aquarium was interesting... the penquins were smelly but cute to watch... it was very busy so lots of pushing and shoving... touching the stingrays was cool...

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great Experience for all ages
By Throwerkris Verified Reviewer from Bridgeport, CT on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

Absolutely worth it. My whole family loved it

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Great experience!!
By Tuteja from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on
Pros:
Marine animal coulmn, Skip the line, Wide marine life variety
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

we greatly enjoyed our trip to the New England Aquarium. Go Boston card was great as we visited during the labor day weekend and were able to avoid long line-ups. The aquarium itself has a wide variety of marine animals and there is a clear column at the ctr which has got sharks, large fishes, huge tortoise, etc. Well worth the trip!!

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[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

Overpriced, but Good for Go Card
By JenWan Verified Reviewer from Fort Worth, TX on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

I was surprised how small this place was. It really only took 2 hours to see everything! If I had paid cash, I would have been disappointed, but since we combined this with other things the same day using our Go Boston card, it was a good stop and worth our time. I have 3 children, ages 4, 6, and 8. It certainly was appropriate for their ages. The best feature is the huge cylindrical aquarium which features several sharks, a huge sea turtle, sting ray, blowfish, and other fun sea creatures.

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[19 of 22 customers found this review helpful]

Mesmerizing!
By Happy Host Verified Reviewer from Wellesley, MA on
Pros:
Sharks, Jellyfish, Skipped the line, Huge tank, Enjoyed the variety
Cons:
Can get congested,
Best Uses:
Adults and kids, Waterfront touring,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New England Aquarium:

We walked here along the waterfront from the ICA and then walked from here to the Paul Revere House in the North End. Incredible variety of attractions along this route. Park near Seaport Blvd and avoid the more expensive parking near the Aquarium. We found a meter on Seaport Blvd for a full day of free Sunday parking.

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