Let your imagination swim wild with a visit to the New England Aquarium. Marvel at the bustling penguin colony, and then circle the four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with sea turtles, eels, barracuda, tarpon, and hundreds of tropical fish.
Your Aquarium adventure includes playful seals, eye-catching jellies, and unforgettable hands-on experiences at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank exhibit.
Your visit helps! Each admission supports the Aquarium's global conservation and research efforts.
Keep the exploration going and combine your aquarium visit with an IMAX 3D movie on New England's largest screen
Science of Sharks
Dive deep into the Science of Sharks with the newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium. Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world. Hands-on activities illuminate the remarkable adaptations that give them an edge in the water, while the shark and ray touch tank lets you see — and feel! — these adaptations in action. The New England Aquarium is the place to find out why these magnificent ocean predators are even
more incredibly cool than you thought.
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience an exceptionally close encounter.
Giant Ocean Tank
Enjoy 360-degree views around a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of animals and more than 120 different species.
New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center
The seals and sea lions are always at play! Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals frolic in this beautiful open-air exhibit space.
The Aquarium is home to more than 80 penguins living in the bustling penguin colony surrounding the Giant Ocean Tank. Watch them swim, eat, preen, and bray!
Book front-row seats to view the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals. The New England Aquarium Whale Watch conveniently departs from Central Wharf.
Aquarium guide maps in Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese are available at the Aquarium’s Information Desk upon request.
Please plan to spend one and a half to two hours at the Aquarium. If you want to add an IMAX film, plan for an additional 45 minutes.
Aquarium admission includes the Aquarium and all of its exhibits.
The Simons IMAX Theatre and New England Aquarium Whale Watch are an additional fee.