New England Aquarium, Boston

New England Aquarium, Boston (must see)

The New England Aquarium in Boston is one of the most prominent and popular public aquariums in the United States. Founded in 1969 on the city's waterfront, it is considered one of the first modern public aquariums and is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium experience for visitors through its emphasis on a more natural setting for aquatic life. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. Located in the central open atrium of the main building, the principal feature of the Aquarium is the Giant Ocean Tank, a cylindrical 200,000-gallon tank simulating a Caribbean coral reef. This tank houses sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, eels, barracuda, and many smaller reef-living fish. In front of the Aquarium is a harbor seal exhibit.

Why You Should Visit:
A great place to see the fishes and sea creatures of all kind up close and personal.
The unique layout with a huge penguin pool on the ground floor is a standout feature.
Another nice feature is that you can go in and out for the day so you can eat elsewhere.

Tip:
Arrive early and pre-order your tickets to beat the crowds inside & out!
Upon entering, go to the right, take the elevator to the top, then work your way down, as this lets you get away from the crowd.
You could spend a whole afternoon here, but if you don't have that kind of time, visit the harbor seals in the outdoor tank for free.
There's also a nice boardwalk out back where you can sit and watch the planes land and take off from Logan Airport.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm (Sep-Jun); Sun-Thu: 9am-6pm; Fri-Sat: 9am-7pm (Jul-Aug)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Map

Sight Name: New England Aquarium
Sight Location: Boston, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kids Entertainment Tour in Boston  

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Create Your Own Walk in Boston

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Boston Shopping Areas Tour

Boston Shopping Areas Tour

Boston is one of the top shopping destinations in the US northeast, with plenty of interesting stores to visit. You'll even find high class shops, stores inside historical buildings and places where bargaining is still in practice. Take our tour to experience the best shopping the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Boston Famous Historical Sites Tour

Boston Famous Historical Sites Tour

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA. Its beginnings date back to September 1630 as the "City on a Hill". Through the centuries, the city has witnessed many historical turns of events such as the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. All left marks not only in Boston's history but also on the architectural structure of the city itself. The following tour will help you discover this rich history with your own eyes.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Historical Cambridge Walking Tour

Historical Cambridge Walking Tour

If you're a history buff, the Cambridge district of Boston has a number of great historical architectural artworks to visit. Inside the walls of these places you can see history in action and find some great stuff that's not in the history books. Take our tour to discover the amazing facts and sights of Cambridge.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Boston Places of Worship Tour

Boston Places of Worship Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

With its many historical landmarks and modern artworks, Boston is a city with a unique image. Mementos of Boston's heroes and memorials to world-changing events are found here, as well as some fine examples of art in the open. Take this orientation walk to see the biggest and best sights of Boston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Cultural Walk in Boston

Cultural Walk in Boston

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km

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