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New England Aquarium

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
617 973 5200
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Ranked #60 of 218 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We took my son to the New England Aquarium and walked around and around the HUGE central tank. He was enraptured and we had to stop at almost every widow so that he could stand on the ledge and watch the various aquatic species. The scale and the variety was spectacular and I would recommend this venue to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Lot's of little exhibits and a great walk around the big tank. Were lucky enough to see the big octopus outside for a few minutes.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although I was more excited about the history portion of Boston, my girlfriend refused to leave without going to the New England Aquarium, and I actually did not regret it. The entire location is filled with beautiful, giant tanks and presentations of wild life, including a huge penguin exhibit. Although the penguin exhibit smelled a bit strong, but come on... More

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We stop here often as my company is a corporate sponsor. The hands on exhibits are always my kids favorites. The sharks were not as shy as they usually are and we got to pet them a lot. Lots of different fish here and facts. Makes learning fun.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Love the penguins and the seals the best but loved learning about octopodes. Easy access, not too large and has a good gift shop. Don't have to be a kid to love it.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The central reef display was cleverly done, there were lots of interesting facts. Loved the penguins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Go see this! Great sights and animals. It is crowded. Do watch kids your with carefully as it can become a zoo quickly. Early morning is better. The child I brought loved it so much!

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Salt Lake, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium was a great way to spend an afternoon. It is a beautiful facility with the aquarium the center piece with the a spiral walkway circling from the bottom of the tank to the top and lots of smaller tanks and exhibits on your way up and down. At the bottom of the tank is the penguin exhibit. There... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the aquarium the day we arrived. It had been a long day, and so we were looking for something relaxing... The aquarium is just about the right size. The tanks are spotless, and there were people in both the large tanks and penguin enclosures cleaning whilst we were there ( this was not disturbing the animals in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to aquariums in Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Monterrey so almost did not do this but had a rainy day so needed to plan an indoor adventure. Glad we did it as it was very good. But tickets online bc you skip the ticket line which brought on some dirty looks from people in line waiting when we walked... More

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