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Group Reservations

Thousands of people visit the Aquarium every year in tour groups, school and camp groups, and other groups. We offer group ticket prices for groups of 10 or more, as well as discounted bulk ticket programs for corporations, hotels, and non-profit organizations.

mapMaps, Directions and Parking

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.

Simons IMAX Theatre

Dive with tropical penguins in Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, watch 50 tons of life-size adventure splash down in Humpback Whales 3D, and plunge into shark infested waters to get to know the ocean's most impressive predator in Great White Shark 3D.

New England Aquarium Whale Watch

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Food and Gifts

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.

Around the Aquarium

If you are visiting Boston from out of town, here are hotel package deals in all price ranges, nearby dining options for lunch or for dinner, and recommendations for Boston attractions and shopping.

Private Events

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.