Take an expedition to the Amazon rainforest without leaving Boston.

The New England Aquarium’s six Amazon exhibits allow you to dive into the Amazon River and climb through the dense forest without getting wet or needing bug spray.

The Amazon exhibits hold more than 4,500 gallons of water. Several of the exhibits feature large windows that reach nearly to the floor, providing perfect viewing opportunities for small children.


Piranhas, anacondas, electric eels, and poison dart frogs await you. Look closely to spot the Surinam toad and watch jewel-like schools of cardinal tetra fishes.

Anaconda rests in its exhibit


The Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse habitats in the world. The forests, rivers, and lakes are home to uncountable numbers of species, including animals and plants that have yet to be discovered. The New England Aquarium’s Amazon exhibits feature hundreds of live plants and life-like fiberglass replicas of gigantic rainforest trees, vines, and termite mounds.

Cardinal Tetra swim through water