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VISIT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM 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. FEATURED EXHIBITS 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. Penguin Colony 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! Whale Watch 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. Languages Aquarium guide maps in Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese are available at the Aquarium’s Information Desk upon request. Duration 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. Inclusions Aquarium admission includes the Aquarium and all of its exhibits. VISIT THE SIMONS IMAX® THEATRE The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps that project the crystal clear images onto the gigantic screen get as bright and as hot as the surface of the sun! So hot, in fact, that cold water must be pumped into the lamp connectors to keep the machine from melting. Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting. Currently playing daily at the Simons IMAX Theatre: Amazon Adventure 3D Escape to the lush forests of the Amazon, where clumsy sloths swim through flooded forests and colorful butterflies play tricks on predators. Based on a true story, Amazon Adventure takes you back in time to follow a curious scientist as he thrashes through jungles and floats along the sprawling Amazon River. Witness the birth of a species in IMAX 3D as you marvel at the incredible species that call this biodiversity hotspot home. Great White Shark 3D - Running time: 40 min.Get ready for a shark's eye view as you plunge straight into the underwater world of nature's most renowned predator in Great White Shark 3D . See the science at work behind that fearsome toothy grin and discover the importance of this spectacular species. It's an exhilarating shark's eye view of the blue planet fit for the whole family on the largest screen in New England. Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland - Running time: 40 min.Take the trip of a lifetime with Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland on New England’s largest movie screen. See grinning iguanas claw their way along the seafloor to snack on seaweed. Swim with tropical penguins rocketing through the water to cool off. Wallow in muddy pools with grunting giant tortoises. Explore the islands that gave us a greater understanding of life on our blue planet.