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New England Aquarium
Boston - Waterfront
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
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Experience the wonder of 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. Get your hands wet at The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Watch Northern fur seals at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. Finally, experience an unforgettable IMAX film on New England’s largest screen.

The New England Aquarium is located just steps from historic Faneuil Hall, the newly constructed Rose Kennedy Greenway and right on the bustling waterfront.

Spend your day at the Aquarium- visit our exhibits, watch a 45 minute- 3D IMAX film and during the months of April-October take a Whale Watching trip which departs right from the Aquarium.

Turtle Rescue

Join the Aquarium's animal rescue team.

A special sea turtle experience is waiting for you! When you visit you will discover the Aquarium's thriving rescue program and become an honorary sea turtle rescuer. Come explore what it takes to save hundreds of these fascinating animals during the Aquarium's busy sea turtle rescue season. A new interactive exhibit gives you hands on experience with the process of diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating some of the ocean's most vulnerable species. Plus, you'll learn how communities are coming together to protect turtle habitats and get a glimpse at some of the Aquarium's greatest turtle rescue success stories.

Summer Hours

Sunday – Thursday 9am – 6pm

Friday – Saturday 9am - 7pm

General Information
Group Tour Information
General Information
  • Green Property
  • Handicapped Accessible
Hotels / Restaurants / Unique Event Sites
  • Restaurant/Lounge On-site
  • Cuisine Type American
  • Dining Options
    • Lunch
  • Restaurant Price Point $ ($15 and under)
  • Full bar
  • Private Dining Available?
  • Self Parking Available
  • Miles from Logan Airport 2
  • Arrival/Departure area for buses
  • Complimentary Policy
  • Direct Bill Available
  • Educational Guide Available
  • Group Check In
  • Group Rates
  • Lunch storage/space
  • Pricing available 1 year out
  • Student Friendly
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description
  • Exhibits 20
  • Largest Room 9,000
  • Reception Capacity 900
  • Theatre Capacity 398
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Booths 20
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Simons IMAX Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 120
Harborview Cafe
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
West Wing Gallery
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Main Exhibit Gallery
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 1200
Harbor Terrace Tent
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4200
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Tentacles at New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium
August 30, 2016
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110