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New England Aquarium

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Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5200
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The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5200
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have visited many aquariums- and this is a very good aquarium for it's size- the winding centre aquarium is amazing as well the penguins are very cool to watch!

Thank Traveller-NS
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

me and my family we had a very nice visit , in two words it's just " Wow " I was so happy to see my kids enjoying .

Thank وهم و
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a great place for families to visit. It was a pretty cool experience, though I would not go back. Shedd is in my backyard, and by far one of the most amazing aquariums in the US. The giant tank in the middle is...More

Thank BridgetMil
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Coming from the opposite side of the country, this was by far the best aquarium I've been to! This one is definitely worth doing again!

Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed September 12, 2016

A nice 1/2 day trip but sort of on the expensive side with no student discounts offered. Our 7 year old had a great time but mostly you're looking at large aquariums with normal tropical fish. They do have a nice penguin exhibit. Not the...More

Thank bobbyj59
Reviewed September 12, 2016

It has been years since I've been in the Aquarium. I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of the clean, clear water I've seen while visiting other Aquariums. Even the water out front for the seals looked cloudy. Staff seemed helpful and there were signs...More

Thank Ragazza14
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Its basically a giant aquarium with lots of fish! Very different from New Orleans aquarium if you ever visited that one! I expected to see much more than small fish..it doesnt have sharks! Not bad for a stop .. You could finish the tour in...More

Thank bamboutcha
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The new england aquarium is a great place to visit for families or if you would just like to know more about the ocean and our environment. There is a seal tank outside that you can enjoy without having to pay any admission fees. There...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed September 12, 2016

$26 per adult to enter but it was so worth it! There is so much to look at and learn about that you won't be disappointed! Don't miss!

Thank lrh422
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The New England Aquarium is a great place to visit. They are home to a wide variety of sea creatures, informative lectures and an IMAX movie venue. Penguins, penguins and more penguins! It is interesting to see and learn about the various types of penguins....More

Thank Bonnie S
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from Kruiz90 | Reviewed this property |
Agree this is a 2-3 hour adventure
May 8, 2017|
Response from Debra H | Reviewed this property |
There are manual W/C free on first come first serve basis, must have ID. Prices range from $19.00 for children to 28.00 for adults, there is a military and seniors discount.
Amber R
March 23, 2017|
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Response from RWMJMM | Reviewed this property |
I believe it may be a shorter time if you buy your tickets online. We did not buy our tickets online so we had to go to the ticket booth first then go to the entrance. I am not sure about if you can skip the line. I suggest... More