The New England Aquarium Tour is a Cambridge.com favorite when visiting the Greater Boston Area. Each year the aquarium plays host to over 1.3 million people from all over the world and delights guests with thousands of marine animals, including turtles, sharks, rays, seals, penguins, fish, and whale watches.
New England Aquarium Tour Tickets
We recommend booking early so that it doesn’t get sold out.
Video preview of the New England Aquarium Tour
New England Aquarium Tour Exhibits
As of July 2013, the aquarium offers over 2,000 fish for viewing pleasure as well as educational information and 140 different species of aquatic animals.
Northern Fur Seals
The aquarium offers scenic views of eastern Boston and the Boston harbor, with an exhibit of seven Northern fur seals overlooking the waterfront.
A new exhibit at the New England Aquarium includes a Giant Ocean Tank with a pre-Colombian-esque coral reef.
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
Other exhibits at the New England Aquarium include a Caribbean tank with sharks, turtles, stingray, barracudas, and eels. A picture of the exhibit is above, at the top of this page.
The 25,000 US Gallon Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. The Tank, which opened its doors in 2011, is the largest of its kind on the east coast and is a permanent feature of the New England Aquarium.
The aquarium also has a 150,000 US gallon-size penguin exhibit with Northern and Southern rockhopper penguins, African penguins, and little blue penguins. Want to see grouper, sea dragons, crabs, and urchin? The New England Aquarium has that too!
Amazing Jellies Exhibit
The West Wing of the aquarium houses the Amazing Jellies exhibit, which includes moon jellies, sea nettles, and other jellies from all over the world–one of the most diverse jellyfish exhibitions in North America!
New England Aquarium Tour Map & Directions
The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Center Wharf in Boston, MA. It is easily accessible on the Blue line of the MBTA. For more maps and directions, peruse the map below.