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New England Aquarium Admission

By New England Aquarium
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Highlights

  • 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

  • What's included

    Admission to the New England Aquarium

  • What's included

    Optional Simons Theatre Film Only Ticket, or Admission+Film Ticket Combination Ticket

  • What's included

    Guide maps in French, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and German

Know Before You Book

  • Please Note: All ticket entries will have a time associated with them. You must call in advance to redeem for a timeslot (reservation) or risk either being added into the next available timeslot, which could be immediate or many hours later during the summer.

  • All timeslot reservations can be made by calling the aquarium using the contact details on your voucher.

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • The hours of operation from September 1 to June 30 are 9 AM–5 PM Monday–Friday, and 9 AM–6 PM Saturday and Sunday. Hours of operation from July 1 to August 30 are 9 AM–6 PM daily.

  • Hours of operation may vary; the aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

  • Film tickets for Simons Theatre are redeemable for the next available start time. Make sure to check the film schedule upon arrival at New England Aquarium.

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!

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Activity Location

  • New England Aquarium
  • Central Wharf
  • Boston Massachusetts 02110

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  • New England Aquarium
  • Central Wharf
  • Boston Massachusetts 02110
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