Visit the New England Aquarium for an entertaining and educational hands-on experience!
Visitors to the New England Aquarium can reach out and gently touch cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks as they swim through the The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, then dive into the Science of Sharks at our brand new exhibit featuring shark species from around the world. Meet three different species of penguins and pet a sea star, meet a lobster, or cradle a hermit crab at the Edge of the Sea’s tidepool touch tank. Wind your way along the four-story Giant Ocean Tank and be mesmerized by the 200,000-gallon Caribbean coral reef exhibit teeming with more than 1,000 marine animals.
From the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center to the Olympic Coast Exhibit to the Yawkey Coral Reef Center, the Aquarium has something to entertain visitors of all ages. And Aquarium educators are always present to answer any questions.
Science of Sharks
Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world.Learn More
The Aquarium is home to more than 80 penguins.Learn More
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
Visitors can reach out and gently stroke sharks and raysLearn More
Atlantic Harbor Seals
Watch seals swim, play, and sleep on the Aquarium's Front Plaza.Learn More
Giant Ocean Tank
This four-story exhibit features hundreds of Caribbean reef animals.Learn More
Explore marine life found in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.Learn More