Visit the New England Aquarium for an entertaining and educational hands-on experience!

Visitors to the New England Aquarium can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water of The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Adults and children can get their hands wet at the Edge of the Sea’s tidepool touch tank and pet a sea star, meet a lobster, or cradle a hermit crab. 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 Sea Turtle Hospital 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. 

Buy your tickets today or become a Member and enjoy FREE admission!

  1. Giant Pacific Octopus moves across the glass of its exhibit

    Olympic Coast

    Explore marine life found in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

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  2. a group of African penguins sit on rock formation


    The Aquarium is home to more than 80 penguins.

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  3. little boy touches shark in interactive tank

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Visitors can reach out and gently stroke sharks and rays

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  4. Tumpet the harbor seal pops its head out of water

    Atlantic Harbor Seals

    Watch seals swim, play, and sleep on the Aquarium's Front Plaza.

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  5. Visitors view giant ocean tank

    Giant Ocean Tank

    This four-story exhibit features hundreds of Caribbean reef animals.

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