New England Aquarium - Boston
The New England Aquarium in Boston is located on Boston's scenic waterfront. Colorful & educational exhibits feature more than 8,000 aquatic creatures, including 2 seal habitats and the playful penguin pool.
The unique, and enormous central tank is the main attraction complete with small sharks, coral reefs, many varieties of fish, eels and a huge sea turtle. visitors can stroll the corkscrew ramp all the way to the top where you can view the coral reef from above. Nearly 2,000 animals are on view in the Giant Ocean Tank.
Things to See & Do
The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a 25,000-gallon tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals. This beautiful space replicates a large mangrove area. The rays glide around the tank where visitors have the opportunity to reach right in and touch these graceful creatures.The New England Aquarium is home to the Simons IMAX Theatre showcasing animals and habitats too big, too rare or too dangerous to be seen in the Boston Aquarium. The theatre features IMAX and IMAX 3D film technology, 12 000 watts of digital sound and New England's largest screen. See what's playing at the Simons IMAX Theatre or call for show times: 1-866-815-IMAX (4629).
The Aquarium also runs a Whale Watch in Boston Harbor from April through October. Their high-speed catamaran takes participants to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - the only whale feeding sanctuary in the United States! Trips last approximately 3-4 hours. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 617-973-5206.
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