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

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.

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 octopus to graceful sea jellies, dive into the dazzling diversity of these mysterious ocean animals as Tentacles take hold at the New England Aquarium!


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 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