They have a Huge fish tank with a spiral staircase going around it, you can see divers going into it and hand feeding turtles, fish, and sharks!
...Also a great indoor penguin pond which takes up nearly the whole first floor.
New England Aquarium - We decided that we like the Shedd Aquarium better but only slightly. This is a very nice aquarium. When we visited, it was full of several groups of very noisy schoolkids which may have influenced our opinions somewhat. It is definitely worth visiting.
We visited the aquarium during my second trip to Boston in January 0f 2008. There's so much to see, and we arrived pretty late in the day. The staff were friendly enough to give us free admission for the next day. It was extremely helpful as there was a Jellyfish exhibit on at the time that we completely missed the first day. You can walk forever checking everything out and the giant tank in the middle of the aquarium is pretty cool. By far, the coolest would be the penguins who live in the middle as well - they have a ton of varieties. There are also a few sealions they have. Worth a trip, would be great especially with kids. Make sure you give yourself a good amount of time to check it all out though.
New England Aquarium is a good way to spend half a day looking at the wonders of the seas, especially if you are travelling with children. The aquarium is located on the Boston waterfront, easily accessible with the public transportation.
There are seals, penguins and huge number of fish in the aquarium. The most interesting tank is located in the middle of the area; it is several storeys high and the walkway spirals around it. Various species of fish and other sea creatures swarm in it. Some of them are pretty big and a bit scary, too, so some children might get anxious. There is plethora of other, typically smaller, fish on the tanks circling around the big one.
As usual, there is a well-stocked shop that focuses mostly on toys, and a café with a nice view to harbour. Nothing spectacular on the menu, mostly snacks and beverages.
The aquarium is nice, but the wait in lines is rather long. You can get whale trips to go see humpback whales from here, that leave at 10 am and last about four hours. I did not get to go because I found out my last day here, but I hope to return.
Lots to do at the aquarium! Right now. "The Polar Express" is playing on the IMAX and they have a seal exhibit. You really need to check out their website to see what special events they have going on.
Adult $15.95 Seniors (60+ yrs) $13.95
Child (3-11 yrs) $8.95 Members Free
I love aquariums and so the New England aquarium was a must for me. I'd recommend it.
There are seals and sea lions and if you want to know the difference between the 2 I suggest you see the sea lion show (with Tyler).
If you're lucky you'll see them feeding the penguins.
There's even a touchy pool where you can touch star fish!
Since we are animal lovers, of course the aquarium was on our list of things to do.
We spent a lot of time chasing and watching this huge guy!
There is a HUGE tank in the middle of the aquarium that has a spiral ramp wrapping it from top to bottom...it was incredible
I think it was like $15/person to get in.
The Boston Aquarium is one of the best I have seen. The multiple story tube of glass is a great way to experience a coral reef without getting wet.
Normally I am not at all fond of animals in captivity, but the aquarium is so environmental and research oriented, I make an exception.
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