Most of the penguins that normally live at the Aquarium have been moved to an off-site holding facility during the transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank. The smallest penguin species is still on exhibit at the Aquarium. You can visit the little blue penguins in a temporary exhibit out the back doors. Read updates and see video.
The Aquarium is at Central Wharf, next to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and near Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market. Get directions by car, MBTA/subway and boat, an Aquarium map and parking options. We are committed to accessibility for everyone, including access for wheelchairs, strollers and those with hearing and vision impairments.
Ride along with sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish in The Last Reef 3D, then head north to join a polar bear family in the snow in To the Arctic 3D. Don't forget about the mysterious and captivating creatures of Deep Sea 3D and Under the Sea 3D. Come take in inspiring nature films on the largest screen in New England!
Head out on the water with our partners at Boston Harbor Cruises for an excursion to the rich feeding grounds of whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Our season runs late March through October.
Is photography allowed? Do you rent wheelchairs? Can I bring my own food? Are there ways to celebrate birthday parties at the Aquarium? Answers to these and other questions that really are the most frequently asked.
You can eat right in the Aquarium, at the kid-friendly Harbor View Café. Visitors can also head to Faneuil Hall for a quick lunch. After you see the exhibits, visit the Aquarium Gift Shop, either in person or online for a selection of great gifts.
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Host an event at the New England Aquarium and mingle with your guests among world-class exhibits featuring animals from around the world. From corporate events to weddings, our event and catering staff can help plan a memorable celebration.