The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals—from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins.
We also offer a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals.
The Olympic Coast exhibit, featuring two giant Pacific octopus, was recently renovated and expanded to provide a home to many marine animals from this region of the Pacific Northwest. This exhibit features marine life found in the shallower tidepools and kelp forests of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Get ready to be wrapped up in Tentacles! Look for the giant Pacific octopus in its brand new Olympic Coast exhibit and watch its cuttlefish cousins change colors before your eyes. From petite red octopuses to graceful sea jellies, dive into the dazzling diversity of these mysterious ocean animals as Tentacles take hold at the New England Aquarium!
The New England Aquarium’s immersive Animal Encounter programs take your visit to a whole new level—from perching on top of the four-story Giant Ocean Tank and feeding the animals or going behind the scenes of your favorite exhibits. Be sure to bring your curiosity and questions! Whether you have an unquenchable curiosity about marine animals or you want a brand new perspective on popular exhibits, these unique opportunities are designed for the Aquarium superfan.