THE NEW AQUARIUM EXPERIENCE IS HERE
The Aquarium has renewed its main building to the core, and the iconic Giant Ocean Tank has undergone a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation. The new 200,000 gallon exhibit features crystal-clear views of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and thousands of tropical fishes. Your Aquarium adventure includes bustling penguin colonies, playful seals and the smooth skin of a cownose ray gliding under your fingertips. Complete your journey with Great White Shark 3D or Penguins 3D in IMAX (additional cost). The Aquarium is a treasure trove ready for exploration by families and ocean lovers right in the heart of downtown Boston.
SEALS AND SEA LIONS AT PLAY
New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center
The seals and sea lions are always at play. Get to know these energetic marine mammals with our special program guide, and learn how you can help them in the wild. Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals lope in this beautiful open air exhibit space. Learn about the challenges marine mammals face in the wild, and get a new perspective on fitness with New Balance Foundation Fitness Friday training sessions!.
THE LARGEST SHARK AND RAY TOUCH TANK ON THE EAST COAST
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 a close encounter with these animals. Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently touch the back of cownose rays, Atlantic rays and sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal-clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.
INTRODUCING TIMED TICKETING
Choose the day and time that you want to visit the Aquarium from the comfort of your home! New timed ticketing means more freedom to plan your day. The excitement is already buzzing about this summer’s unveiling of the New Aquarium Experience. Grab your timed ticket online today, take advantage of special construction pricing and don''t miss your chance to see the Aquarium transforming before your eyes.
IMAX presentations in Decmeber include Journey to the South Pacific, Penguins 3D and Great White Shark 3D
December Programs at the New England AquariumBLUE DISCOVERIES FAMILY DAYS:
Aquarium Lecture Series
Meet Your Local Garbage Patch: Surface to Seafloor Marine Debris Cleanup
in Boston Harbor and the Gulf of Maine
Thursday, December 5
Rachael Z. Miller, Founder and Executive Director, The Rozalia Project
Wild Octopuses: Evidence, Myths and Mysteries
Thursday, December 12
Dr. Crissy Huffard, cephalopod biologist
SEA SQUIRTS: PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN 2 TO 4 YEARS OLD
Polar Animals: Come on an expedition with us to the poles, home of penguins, walruses, seals and polar bears!
Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Wednesdays: November 6, 13, 20, December 4 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Thursdays: November 7, 14, 21, December 5 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration.Ongoing activities at the New England Aquarium include Meet and Greet sessions with the Harbor Seals and Northern Fur Seals
Visitors can also arrange a Behind the Scenes Tour to get an inside view of what it takes to care for our animals and exhibits. Please call 617-973-5206 for reservations.