More than 10,000 species—sea turtles, sharks & tropical fish
Family-friendly exhibits, including hands-on touch tanks
Penguin Colony's African and rockhopper penguins
Caribbean coral reef teeming with more than 2,000 animals
Fun-loving seals & sea lions in an open-air habitat
What's included, what's not
Admission to the New England Aquarium
Optional Simons Theatre Film Only Ticket, or Admission+Film Ticket Combination Ticket
Guide maps in French, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and German
What you can expect
Immerse yourself in the marine world at the New England Aquarium. Explore more than 70 exhibits, including the Science of Sharks, Penguin Colony, and Giant Ocean Tank. Spot color-changing cuttlefish, leisurely sea turtles, and mustachioed fur seals. You can even upgrade your trip with a film.
Bring the whole family to the aquarium and wander amongst the exhibits to see aquatic animals from across the world. Stop at the Giant Ocean Tank, which features crystal-clear views of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and thousands of tropical fish. Next, enjoy a hands-on, kid-friendly experience at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Reach your hands into the mangrove-themed exhibit and pet friendly cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks.
The Science of Sharks section allows you to find out even more about these ancient fish. Learn about the lifestyles of the striped pyjama shark, the reef-crawling Halmahera walking shark, and relaxed epaulette shark. Stroll over to the open-air Marine Mammal Centre to spot seals and sea lions as they play in their watery world.
If you want even more cuteness, visit the Penguin Colony. These stealthy swimmers hail from cold climates across the Southern Hemisphere and are ready to show you why birds don't always need to fly. Listen for the funny bray of African penguins and watch the spiky-haired rockhopper penguins.
You can choose to enhance your journey with a film in the Simons Theatre. Through the magic of theatre, you can visit animals that are too large, too small, or too endangered to exhibit in an aquarium setting!