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New England Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration:1-2 hours
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1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3309
+1 617-973-5200
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First, in the spirit of full disclosure, I will say up front that I'm not a fan of aquariums or zoo's. I stopped patronizing zoo's altogether and will begrudgingly take my kids to aquariums that do not keep mammals. My husband surprised me with a trip to Boston and with the best
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My daughter and I spent an enjoyable afternoon at the aquarium. It was small but nice. Lots of things to see. Tons of children and families. Would say 2 hours is all you would need time wise unless you add an IMAX movie which we did and that’s add another 40 min. We watched
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Response from NewEnglandAquarium, Visitor Experience at New England Aquarium
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the review! We agree,1.5 to 2 hours is recommended for a visit. It sounds like you had an entertaining and educational visit. Hope to see you again soon!
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We visited in November with our just turned 3 year old and loved it. Perfect size aquarium, not too big. My little one loved the penguins and sealions. We also went to the linked imax but I would probably skip this with small kids, my little one got bored.
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My favourites were the penguins and turtles. Amazing tank displays of colourful fish. Easy to get around.
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We choose the aquarium because it was a very cold damp day and we wanted an indoor activity. The penguins were a real hoot and our favorite part of exhibit. The other selection of fish and aquatic animals was extensive and nicely displayed. The exhibits were entertaining and
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Response from NewEnglandAquarium, Visitor Experience at New England Aquarium
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review! The penguins are definitely a fan favorite. We're delighted to hear your found the exhibits entertaining and educational. Hope to see you again soon!
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