Every visit to the New England Aquarium should include a stop at the seadragon exhibit.

There are only two species of seadragon in the world—leafy and weedy—and this stunning exhibit displays both.


The New England Aquarium’s seadragon exhibit houses weedy and leafy seadragons, and nearly 25 additional species of invertebrates and fishes that naturally coexist with seadragons in their habitat—Australia’s temperate reefs.

The leafy seadragon and weedy seadragon both use their exceptional camouflage to hide from hungry predators. Challenge yourself. How many seadragons can you find during your visit?

weedy seadragon swimming through its exhibit


Seadragons live in Australia’s temperate reef, and our exhibit displays a little slice of this unique habitat. Unlike tropical coral reefs, these temperate reefs are dominated by seaweeds, boulders, and soft corals. Aquarium artists hand made and painted the extremely realistic artificial rocks and corals in this exhibit.

The 2,000-gallon seadragon exhibit is located on the second level of the New England Aquarium.

People looking at the sea dragon exhibit