The Aquarium has completed a renovation that has renewed its main building to the core. The iconic Giant Ocean Tank has undergone a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation. Learn more about all the changes you'll see when you visit!
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.
Take in inspiring nature films on the largest screen in New England! Escape the heat with a penguin family in Penguins 3D and get to know one of Earth's most fascinating predators in Great White Shark 3D. Swim along with graceful whale sharks, sea turtles and tropical fish in Journey to the South Pacific 3D.
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.