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New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Boston, drawing millions of visitors every year. Located on Central Wharf along the historic waterfront, this aquarium offers an exciting and educational experience for people of all ages.

New England Aquarium


Location

The New England Aquarium is situated at 1 Central Wharf, Boston, making it easily accessible for tourists. It is a short walking distance from major landmarks like Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. If you plan to take public transportation, the aquarium is close to the MBTA's Blue Line (Aquarium stop) and the Green Line (Government Center stop).

History

The New England Aquarium opened its doors in 1969, and since then, it has become one of the most popular aquariums in the United States. Its mission is to "protect the blue planet" by promoting environmental conservation and providing a home for over 600 aquatic animals. Some notable milestones in its history include being one of the first aquariums to develop a coral reef exhibit and participating in rescue and rehabilitation efforts for stranded marine animals.

Activities

Visiting the New England Aquarium offers an immersive experience where you can get up close and personal with a diverse range of marine life. You can watch mesmerizing sea creatures in their natural habitats, including sharks, stingrays, penguins, and turtles. The aquarium also has interactive exhibits where you can touch animals like starfish and horseshoe crabs. Moreover, daily presentations and educational programs offer insightful information about the marine world.

Nearby Attractions

If you plan to visit the New England Aquarium, check out other nearby attractions. You can stroll along the Boston Harbor and enjoy stunning waterfront views. Another popular spot is the Long Wharf, which offers various dining options and harbor cruises. The aquarium also has its own IMAX theater, showing educational movies about the ocean.



Tour Planning

If you want to explore more of Boston in port, the terminal offers easy access to the popular Boston Sightseeing double-decker hop-on hop-off tour bus. This fully narrated tour takes you around the city's top landmarks and lets you get on and off at your leisure.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
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  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
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  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
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