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New England Aquarium

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
617 973 5200
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Ranked #57 of 216 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Visited the Aquarium with my wife and took the option to go on the Whale watch at the same time. First off this was just an amazing experience. the Aquarium is set on 4 levels with the central 'main tank' running between all four as a center piece. You couldn't wish to see more and staff are on hand to... More

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Windsor, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Seems wherever we travel, and there is an aquarium, we must go visit it. Boston was no exception, plus the aquarium was only a short distance from our hotel. The New England Aquarium is not too large but it is well laid-out and there are docents roaming around the building that are delighted to stop and answer questions about the... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Some of the exhibits are the same as at other aquariuns we have been too but the extra space for the penguins is great. The staff was very friendly and the sea lions were hilarious. Plus there is parking nearby and the Fanuil market is two blocks. Take water taxi to USS Constitution too.

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A good way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon. The exhibits are very clearly labeled and the information is clear and relevant. Some fascinating fish and mammals in very clean tanks and environments. Not a large attraction but it is possible to go up to three levels to see the different fish in the central tank.... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love aquariums, and I enjoyed this one very much. It's not huge but it has quite a large variety of water creatures. It's intelligently planned. It has an IMAX theater where you can enjoy 3d movies related to water themes. A family visit par excellence

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Yuba City, California
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped because it was on our Go Boston card. Lots of jellyfish, could have been displayed more dramatically. The of Penguins were great, esp at feeding time.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! Actually one of the hi lights of our few days in Boston. The first thing we did on entering was the touch tanks - I stroked stingrays which I never thought I would do - once touched one didn't want to stop! Then it was downstairs to the jellies. Then into the Penguins and out to the... More

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PA USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The big sea lion will gas you if you aggravate him by getting too close. Otherwise, a good way to spend a couple of hours with the kids. Very well organized exhibits. Check out the tiny lobsters that are years old.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting with loads of sea creatures in the massive tank which goes all the way up to the top floor. Great penguins and seals/sea lions and lots of interesting tanks and exhibits all around. Very well presented and staff very helpful and informative.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed a couple of hours at the aquarium, the spiral around the tank so you can see fish at different levels was great. Most enjoyable couple of hours.

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