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New England Aquarium


The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource. The Aquarium has recently taken the lead in working to save endangered turtles. A new interactive exhibit gives you hands-on experience with the process of diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating these endangered animals. Plus, you'll learn how communities are coming together to protect turtle habitats and get a glimpse at some of the Aquarium's greatest turtle rescue success stories.

In addition to three species of sea turtle, there are thousands of other aquatic animals to visit at the Aquarium. Don't miss the fearsome lionfish, the delicate leafy seadragons or go out back to see the Northern fur seals and California sea lions in action. And be sure to visit the Atlantic harbor seals out front.

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New England Aquarium

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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.

Keep the exploration going and combine your aquarium visit with an IMAX 3D movie on New England's largest screen


Science of Sharks

Dive deep into the Science of Sharks with the newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium. Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world. Hands-on activities illuminate the remarkable adaptations that give them an edge in the water, while the shark and ray touch tank lets you see — and feel! — these adaptations in action. The New England Aquarium is the place to find out why these magnificent ocean predators are even
more incredibly cool than you thought.

Shark and Ray Touch Tank
The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience an exceptionally close encounter.  

Giant Ocean Tank
Enjoy 360-degree views around a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of animals and more than 120 different species. 

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center
The seals and sea lions are always at play! Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals frolic in this beautiful open-air exhibit space. 

Penguin Colony
The Aquarium is home to more than 80 penguins living in the bustling penguin colony surrounding the Giant Ocean Tank. Watch them swim, eat, preen, and bray! 

Whale Watch
Book front-row seats to view the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals. The New England Aquarium Whale Watch conveniently departs from Central Wharf. 

Aquarium guide maps in Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese are available at the Aquarium’s Information Desk upon request.

Please plan to spend one and a half to two hours at the Aquarium. If you want to add an IMAX film, plan for an additional 45 minutes.

Aquarium admission includes the Aquarium and all of its exhibits.

The Simons IMAX Theatre and New England Aquarium Whale Watch are an additional fee.

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Tentacles Take Hold NEW!

Get ready to be wrapped up in Tentacles! Look for the giant Pacific octopus in its newly expanded habitat  brimming with species found in the chilly depths of the Pacific Northwest. Eye the cuttlefish levitating in its tropical tank while the chambered nautilus jets through its inky dark display. From petite red octopuses to graceful seajellies, dive into the dazzling diversity of these mysterious ocean animals as Tentacles take hold at the New England Aquarium! ​


Enjoy 360-degree views of spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more animals than ever before.  In 2013, the iconic Giant Ocean Tank underwent a top-to-bottom, 21st century transformation, including windows that provide crystal-clear viewing opportunities:  a vibrant, revitalized coral reef with more than 1, 000 fishes:  and the Yawkey Coral Reef Center at the top fo the exhibit.  The colorful Caribbean coral reef is home to sea turtles, eels and hundreds of tropical fishes of all sizes.  


The seals and sea lions are always at play. Watch ​ California sea lions​  ​ dart through the water and limber  Northern fur seals​  ​ frolic in this beautiful open­air exhibit space, and find out about the challenges marine  mammals face in the wild! ​


The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangroved - themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.  Visitors to this exhibit can reach out and gently touch the backs of cownose rays.  Atlantic rays and sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal-clear water.  The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem.  It also emphasizes the valued of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.  


Visitors can enjoy the Atlantic harbor seals in their exhibit on the Aquarium plaza before buying admission  tickets. Watch the seals swim, play and rest. Learn more about them and see some expert behaviors as they  work with trainers during free training sessions throughout the day.   


This exhibit is part of the Aquarium’s recent top­-to-bottom, 21st century transformation.  The exhibit area presents the serious challenges facing the oceans and showcases the Aquarium's global leadership in searching for solutions with a combination of interactive displays, interpretive presentations and small live animal exhibits.  

Languages:  Aquarium guide maps in Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese are available at the Aquarium's Information Desk upon request.  

Duration:  Please plan to spend one and a half to two hours at the Aquarium.  If you want to add an IMAX film, plan for an additional 45 minutes.

Inclusions:  Aquarium admission includes the Aquarium and all of its exhibits.

Exclusions:  The Simons IMAX Theatre and New England Aquarium Whale Watch are an additional fee.

Map & Directions

Boston's Central Wharf

Ticket Terms

Tickets good up to 30 days from the purchase date.

Voucher Redemption: Customer can either redeem tickets on the mobile device or bring the voucher printed at the Advanced Ticket Window of the Aquarium's Main Ticket Booth or at the IMAX Theater.  

Important:  From time to time the Aquarium must implement timed ticketing during peak hours.  If a group is late, please call our Reservations Office at 617-973-5206 to let us know. 


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Salim R 17 July 2017
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Awesome aquarium.

Sarah M 13 July 2017
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Saved money and had a great time. Was worried tickets wouldn't work, but had no problem at all. Thanks!!!!!!!

Krystal S 11 July 2017
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Great place

Linda C 15 June 2017
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It was awesome

Ella I 27 May 2017
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Michaela V 25 April 2017
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Great time and a good discount on the tickets. Very easy to use

Paula B 13 February 2017
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This was the best thing that i could have done. We went to visit on Superbowl weekend (sat) thinking that it wouldn't be that packed. we were wrong! the line at 1pm was very long. Because we had bought tickets in advance we were able to skip the really long line and get our tickets ASAP and go right in! it was wonderful! To top it off the tickets were discounted which was very helpful since parking is $39. Yikes!

Carmenzetta H 30 August 2016
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If I didn't find cheaper tickets on this site we wouldn't have gone. Very nice aquarium but not worth the money. I've seen much nicer, larger aquariums that were worth the price they charged here. Thanks 365tickets for helping us with our trip:-).

Muhamamd J 27 August 2016
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It's was super quick booking honestly I booked half hour ago and got confirmed tickets in my email box and avoided us from a long queue and of course a good discount.

Beau H 8 August 2016
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Super easy to buy, saved $24 going through 365Tickets and printing! Will definitely check here first before buying tickets in the future.