New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

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The new Aquarium Experience has arrived! Your guest can now explore a spectacular new Caribbean coral reef teems with more than 2,000 animals, as well as many new exhibits.

Let your imagination swim wild! The New Aquarium Experience has arrived. See the Aquarium’s 21st-century transformation, featuring a spectacular new Caribbean coral reef teeming with more than 2,000 animals. The renovated 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank features crystal clear views of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and thousands of tropical fishes. Your Aquarium adventure includes bustling penguin colonies, playful seals and the smooth skin of a cownose ray gliding under your fingertips. The Aquarium is a treasure trove ready for exploration by families and ocean lovers right in the heart of downtown Boston.

Now open with TENTACLES! Included is our brand-new Olympic Coast exhibit starring two giant Pacific octopuses. Additionally, we have activities that encourage visitors to explore all of our tentacled creatures. We are featuring the much smaller red octopus, various species of cuttlefish, sea jellies, and of course the two giant Pacific octopuses.

Highlight - Visit the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center which is home to northern fur seals and California Sea Lions.

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

Duration – Please plan to spend 1½ to 2 hours at the Aquarium. If you want to add an IMAX, it will be an additional 45 minutes.

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

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

Age Requirement - All ages. Children 2 years and under are FREE with an accompanying parent or guardian.

Blackout dates are Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.