We offer special discounted ticket pricing for groups of 10 or more. To book your group, call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 or complete our group inquiry form and we will contact you.

Group Reservation Hours

April - October:

Monday - Sunday9:00AM - 4:30PM

November - March:

Monday - Saturday9:00AM - 4:30PM

Please note: advance reservations are required in order to receive discounted rates.

Aquarium Admission

  • Adult $20.95
  • Child (3-11) $13.95
  • Senior (60+) $18.95
  • Children (<3) FREE
  • Aquarium Members FREE

Whale Watch

  • Adult $39.20
  • Child (3-11) $29
  • Child (<2) $16
  • Senior (65+) $35.20
  • Adult Member $41.16
  • Child Member (3-11) $27.72
  • Child Member (<2) $13.44
  • Senior Member (65+) $36.96
  • Family 4 Pack $140

*Adult, senior, and college Whale Watch prices do not include the 5% local tax where applicable. Rates may be subject to a fuel surcharge. Whale Watches are not recommended for children under age 3.

Simons IMAX Theatre

Aquarium + IMAX

  • Adult $24.95
  • Child (3-11) $17.95
  • Senior (60+) $22.95

Aquarium + Whale Watch

  • Adult $68.95
  • Child (3-11) $44.95
  • Child (<3) $16
  • Senior (60+) $61.95
  • Family 4 Pack $221.80

Additional Offers

  1. Food Options for Groups

    If you are bringing a group to visit the Aquarium, there are a number of food options available for a quick lunch or a leisurely meal.

    The Harbor View Café is located on the Aquarium’s second floor. Groups can purchase food at the café or bring their own bag lunches, but please note that indoor seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In nicer weather, picnic tables are available around the Aquarium.

    If you would like to take your group to a nearby restaurant, you can take advantage of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher Program, Faneuil Hall Marketplace lunch/dinner restaurant packages or USS Constitution dining packages.

    Movie Vouchers

    We offer vouchers for the Café and Simons IMAX Theatre concession packs that can be pre-ordered by calling 617-973-5206. Advance notice of 72 hours is required.

    Some of our food options may contain nuts; please note any food allergies when placing your food voucher order.

    Lunch Vouchers

    Lunch vouchers are $9.00 (plus tax) each and include:

    Entrée: Any sandwich, any pizza, any burger, or nuggets and fries

    Drink: Any soda, milk, or chocolate milk

    Dessert: Cookie, brownie, or chips

    When scheduling a field trip, place your order for lunch vouchers by calling 617-973-5206 or by filling out a lunch voucher order formAdvance notice of 72 hours is required.

    Some of our food options may contain nuts; please note any food allergies when placing your food voucher order.

     

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher Program

    Groups of all sizes can enjoy a meal at any time from a participating Quincy Market Colonnade Restaurants. They offer a meal voucher at $9 per person and a dessert voucher at $5 per person. Simply present vouchers when ordering.

    Place your Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher order by completing a Faneuil Hall voucher order form and faxing it to 617-523-1779. Advance notice of one week is required.

    For groups of 10 or more several of the Faneuil Hall restaurants also offer IMAX movie and dinner group discountsAdvance reservation and deposit are required.

  2. School and Camp Groups

    Thousands of schoolchildren, in school and camp groups, visit the Aquarium every year. We will work closely with you to organize your visit to the Aquarium. Groups of 10 or more should reserve two weeks in advance to receive discounts and express entry. Learn more here.

  3. Tour Groups

    The New England Aquarium is one of Boston’s premier attractions with over 1.3 million visitors each year.

    Our group sales staff is happy to assist tour group operators who want to include the Aquarium as part of a Boston package for tour groups.

    Tour groups are eligible for special group ticket pricing. Please contact Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 for pricing.

  4. Pricing and Payment Policies

    Payment policies depend on the programs booked. Tour operators should contact Central Reservations for tour pricing. Please note: Advanced reservations are required in order to receive discounted rates.

    For Aquarium-Only Reservations

    No deposit is required

    Payment in full is required upon arrival at our Group Check-In booth. Please note: If you do not provide full payment upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a valid credit card for final payment prior to entry. If you do not provide payment, your group will be refused entry to the Aquarium.

    For Combination Programs (Aquarium Plus IMAX, Classroom Programs, or Whale Watch)

    A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due 30 days prior to your arrival date and the final nonrefundable payment and headcount are due one week prior to arrival.

    The final payment will be due upon arrival based on the actual number of people in the group. 

    Please note: If you do not provide full payment upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a valid credit card for final payment prior to entry. If you do not provide payment, your group will be refused entry to the Aquarium.

    Cancellation Policy

    The deposit will be available for use 90 days from the date of cancellation/exchange/refund request. If the deposit isn’t applied to a trip within 90 days, the deposit will be forfeited.

    Financial Aid

    For schools that meet the specific criteria for financial need, we offer free admission to students. Find out more about the program by calling the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.

  5. College Students
    Planning an Event for Your College?

    Let the Aquarium be your host! Please call the Events Department at 617-973-5205 or email events@neaq.org.

    Bringing a Large Group to the Aquarium?

    Receive discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. Contact Victoria Smith at 617-226-2212 or email vsmith@neaq.org.

    Working Through a Student Activities Office?

    Pre-purchase Aquarium and IMAX tickets at discounted rates and sell them through your offices. Use this college ticket packet (PDF 143K). Contact Della Grallert at 617-973-6508 or via email at dgrallert@neaq.org.