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. 

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

  1. halmahera walking shark

    Science of Sharks

    Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world.

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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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  6. 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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