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New England Aquarium
Boston - Waterfront
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
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Explore the Secret World of Penguins. Come to the New England Aquarium this year and learn all about those beloved birds that fly underwater—penguins! There are more than 80 birds and three different species in our colony. With their signature waddles and festive attire, it's amazing to watch them bounce around their island territories and rocket through the water of their 150,00-gallon exhibit.

But just wait until you learn their secrets. Use your adventure guide at decoding stations throughout the Aquarium to uncover the power of penguins' underwater super speed. Peek into the hidden burrows where penguins care for their young. See all the tricks they have up their feathers. You are about to become a penguinologist—one of the many allies penguins have.

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. Shark science comes alive with inspiring videos featuring our researchers and their efforts to help sharks, and dazzling underwater footage featuring National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry transports you to stunning shark habitats. The New England Aquarium is the place to find out why these magnificent ocean predators are even more incredibly cool than you thought.


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
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's A Night in White for the Cure
New England Aquarium
June 15, 2017
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110