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New England Aquarium

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
617 973 5200
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Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise plus...
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Ranked #57 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Activities: Whale watching
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium with our children when we first moved to Boston. It is very similar to most large modern aquariums globally and a great local activity for rainy days. The girls loved it and I would highly recommend as a great way to spend a few hours if you are downtown Boston with young children. Highly recommend to... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is great. It is a popular destination for school field trips and families alike. I love spending some time at the aquarium whenever I get up to the city. Myrtle the Turtle is one of my favorites there. The shows they have there with the seals are also wonderful. There is so much to do. You can see... More

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took our 2 young boys to the NE Aquarium and had a nice visit. It is a little on the pricy side but most aquariums are. I highly recommend going to your local library to see if they have a discount pass available, mine did and we paid $10 admission per person which was fantastic. If... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This may be the best aquarium I've ever been to. I've been to Sea World in San Diego, Moody Gardens in Houston/Galveston and Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and the New England Aquarium is as good, if not better, than all of them. There is a 200,000 gallon, 23ft. x 40ft. tank filled with over 1,000 creatures of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the aquarium. Staff were very interactive and really knowledgable. Loved the fact that a lot of the fish and animals had been rescued and bought back to full health. The seals were great fun and were clearly having fun playing.

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Bow, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We have been coming here since it opened many years ago. It has undergone some nice improvements. Very informative, interactive experience. Be aware, that on weekends and holiday weeks, the NEA can get very crowded. If you don't enjoy battling strollers and small children, you might want to avoid peak times. A beautiful location, right on the water with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium, because we needed an indoor activity during some terrible weather. What a great place! We were impressed with the variety of exhibits - penguins, seals, sea turtles -amazing creatures! Make this a "for sure" stop in Boston, whether rain or shine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The New England Aquarium has recently had a make over. A brand new reef was installed and what a magical difference. As a diver I enjoy sea life immensely, and although this is not a natural domain it is certainly a very very enjoyable one. Take your time with this visit , there is plenty to learn here. The penguins... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I only visited the aquarium itself and didn't buy tickets for any other add on activities like Imax. Compared to other aquariums I have visited around the world I thought the variety of exhibits was limited. The internal major "tank" was not bad. Maybe I need to have some wide eyed kids in tow with me to jazz up the... More

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been taking our kids to the Aquarium since they could walk...if you want a place to go that they can learn and have memories for a life time go to the New England (Boston) Aquarium!

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