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New England Aquarium

Address: Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
Phone Number: 617 973 5200
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Ranked #49 of 194 Attractions in Boston
Activities: Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the...
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Activities: Whale watching
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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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

been here numerous times throughout my life, I am always impressed. It is entertaining, educational and fun. Can get quite crowded at times. Very impressive scientific institution overall.

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The best bit of this aquarium is the huge cylindrical tank which house all the fish, sharks and turtles. Its amazing and I have seen several large tanks, loved it well worth the visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A fun adventure for anyone interested in more than just simply looking. Interactive tanks like the manta and sting ray petting zoo are lots of fun! The tank that houses all the fish and sharks is really impressive. And of course, there is MYRTLE THE TURTLE, the grandmother of the aquarium... Located on Boston's harbor side, it's an amazing view... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This was a fun place to visit. There were a lot of interesting animals to see such as penguins, sea lions, stingrays, and jellyfish to name a few. My son thought it was fun to be able to let the stingrays. It's definitely worth going.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have been to a few different aquariums and the The New England Aquarium is one of the nicest, but I don't think it is worth the admission. If you were in a hurry you could check out the whole place in about an hour. For a couple it costs about $50 to get in. If you don't mind spending... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A great place for adults as well as kids, this aquarium is a must see. It was a little pricey, but worth it. I recommend getting there early in the day, as it gets quite crowded.

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Laurel, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The circular tank is fantastic - love all the exhibits! Allow some time to really enjoy. Never have seen a "petting zoo" for sharks and rays!

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was my second time the aquarium and it is a really nice way to spend an afternoon in Boston. Its not the best aquarium I've ever been too in terms of size, diversity, etc, but it has a really unique layout that makes it fun.The giant tank in the middle with the spiral stairs really lets you see a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The circular structure around the large tanks just invites you to run up and down like a child, and yes it was great fun. It is good, one of the better aquariums I have been to but like many you can see much of it in a few hours so make sure you fit it in as part of the... More 

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Halfmoon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My Wife and I went, not expecting too much, and were simply awe struck. We saw the penguin feeding, seal and sea lion training--plan around that--try to see the octopus feeding also. JUST FUN!!

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