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New England Aquarium
Boston - Waterfront
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
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Meeting Facilities

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.

Tentacles Take Hold!

Get ready to be wrapped up in Tentacles! Look for the giant Pacific octopus in its newly expanded habitat brimming with species found in the chilly depths of the Pacific Northwest. Eye the cuttlefish levitating in its tropical tank while the chambered nautilus jets through its inky dark display. From petite red octopuses to graceful sea jellies, dive into the dazzling diversity of these mysterious ocean animals as Tentacles take hold at the New England Aquarium!

Fall/Winter Hours

Sep 1 – Jun 30

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


General Information
Group Tour Information
General Information
  • Green Property
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • 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 2,000
  • Theatre Capacity 398
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Booths 20
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • 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
March 28, 2017
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110