New England Aquarium is home to a 760,000 liter (200,000 gallon) tank simulating a Caribbean coral reef. A spiral walkway takes you around the tank, where you can spot sharks, stingrays, eels, barracuda, sea turtles, and more through its 52 windows. Once you reach the bottom, you will be met by the aquarium’s penguin exhibit, though you will most likely hear the noise of the cheerful birds before you see them. The temperate gallery features ancient fish, rare sea dragons, and thousands of schooling fish, while the freshwater gallery hosts piranhas, anacondas, and electric eels. Outside the aquarium, you can enjoy a free viewing of the harbor seal exhibit. They have daily training sessions open to the public. There's an on-site IMAX theater. Use our Boston planning tool to add New England Aquarium and other attractions to your Boston vacation plans.
New England Aquarium Reviews
A small but nice aquarium. Dominated by a spectacular central aquarium with a ramp spiraling around it. It was fun to watch the fish being fed by scuba divers. The Manta Ray petting pool was also very cool but the adjacent shark exhibit didn't have much to it. Easy to get to by the T.
Really enjoyed this Aquarium. Not as big as many we have seen but it has an interesting flow. The central column of 23 ft tall cylinder around which you walk on a ramp and watch the fish and turtles swim, is a great feature. Definitely go all the way to the top. Each floor has a few exhibits on the peripheral area. Sunday was very busy but I am sure on a non weekday, this can be a really slow paced and enjoyable experience. We still enjoyed it but it was a tad too busy to “stop and smell the roses”. Reasonably priced.
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