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“Jellyfish, piranhas, and penguins, oh my!”

New England Aquarium
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$27.95*
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New England Aquarium Admission
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Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium
Ranked #36 of 396 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
Seminole, Florida
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“Jellyfish, piranhas, and penguins, oh my!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

My three year old daughter and I had a great time at the museum. She asked great questions and we had a fun time reading the placards and locking at the exhibits. She especially liked the cute penguins. Even though it is pricey, ($40 including take for one adult and one child), I do recommend visiting.

Visited March 2014
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Ontario, California
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“Good visit”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was kind of pricey but very kid friendly. We enjoyed the penguins a lot. It was fun watching the seals out front "painting".
It is a very nice aquarium.

Visited March 2014
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Aquarium is OK”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Been to many aquariums. This one is ok. Nothing exciting about it. Would not come here just for the aquarium.

Visited June 2013
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“Average aquarium if you have been to some good ones”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We waited in line for 30 minutes to get tickets. The entire place was cramped. The open nature of the penguin exhibit is pretty cool. The central tank is cool but nothing too exciting. Jersey and New York have cooler a areas with larger fish and marine mammals. It's not bad but not a must see in boston.

Visited March 2014
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“A bit small, but full of charm.”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Enjoyed the day at the aquarium. The tank is HUGE and I loved that! A little pricey, so I was expecting more. Still, the kids had a ball.

Visited April 2013
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