Choose the day and time that you want to visit the Aquarium from the comfort of home! The New Aquarium Experience is here, and we're ready to show off the top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank. The new timed ticketing means more freedom to plan your day and your visit. Grab your timed ticket online today and don't miss your chance to see the Aquarium transformed before your eyes.


Online ticket sales

Purchase a timed ticket to enter the Aquarium. Starting 15 minutes before your entry time, you can check in at a timed ticket-holders area before entering the main building. Buying a timed ticket online allows you to bypass the ticket line, and lets you join a group heading straight in to see the animals!



Choosing the best time for you

Timed ticketing gives you the flexibility to plan your day in Boston. Use the Aquarium's online ticketing system to choose a time that works best for you to enter the Aquarium.






Buying tickets in person

You can always buy your timed tickets at the Aquarium Box Office, but during peak summer and vacation days there will likely be longer lines. Once you have your timed ticket, you are free to explore the Boston waterfront, hop on a New England Aquarium Whale Watch or Boston Harbor cruise or grab a bite to eat while you wait for your ticketed entry time.

Where to go with your timed ticket

You can check-in to visit the Aquarium starting 15 minutes before the time on your ticket. Look for the timed ticket holder check in.

What to do around the Aquarium

This map shows some key locations on the Aquarium Plaza and nearby. It also gives you some key locations around the Aquarium to check out before you head in to see the animals.

View Around the New England Aquarium in a larger map


Check out this Frequently Asked Questions page on timed ticketing.