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“Fun way to spend a couple hours”

New England Aquarium
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$26.95*
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New England Aquarium Admission
Ranked #34 of 383 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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 young children, Activities for older children
westbrook, me
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10 reviews
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“Fun way to spend a couple hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Being in New England limits its attractions a little, but overall you'll have fun and learn a lot if you spend a couple hours here.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Great visit with grand-daughter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Took my grand-daugher to the aquarium today; we loved the touching pool with sharks and stingrays; the penguins and the huge turtle in the aquarium. There were plenty of useful staff to answer questions. Great activity for a cold Saturday in Boston.

Visited December 2011
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Nanuet, New York
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“Small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Not much to see, but it was a very relaxing atmosphere and we loved watching the seals!

Visited November 2011
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rhode island
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“Better than when I was a kid!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Coming back after so many years brought so many wonderful memories back. There's so much more to the aquarium now. The tank in the middle of the building is still great and watching all the sharks, fish, and reptiles swim together is fascinating. The massive amounts of tanks and different kinds of fish they have is crazy! And the newly added shark touch tank is great. The kids take it over of course but if you're lucky to squeeze in, its quite a thrill to be able to freely touch sharks and stringrays. The employees are very informative and all seem to love working there. The IMAX 3d theater next door is amazing too. None of these should be missed!

Visited November 2011
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Rochester, New York
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“A great Aquarium to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

I have been to this aquarium several times in the past 15 years. It never gets old for myself or my young children. It's a wonderful way to spend a 1/2 of a day in the winter. There is a very well done section on jelly fish, the very old sea turtle just feels like an old friend, and watching the penguins never gets old. The admission to this aquarium is a bit pricey, but if you remember that you are helping to support marine life, it's a little easier to swallow. My biggest piece of advice is to avoid the VERY EXPENSIVE, albeit convenient parking garage right next door. You will pay more than $20 to park your car for 3 hours and you'd be better off taking the T. There is a very well marked stop on the T that is named "aquarium" and the entrance to this is just as close as the parking garage. Save yourself the money!

Visited January 2011
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