2016 has been quite a year for the New England Aquarium. Our Tentacles Take Hold program has captured the imagination of thousands of visitors with amazing facts about octopuses, cuttlefish, jellies, and nautilus. You may have seen some of those animals around town in our colorful ads! We also launched a new website, which makes it easier than ever for visitors to access handy information for planning their visit or learn more about the animals on our blogs and check educational opportunities at the Aquarium. We even made waves beyond Central Wharf. Here’s a look at some of the major events from the past year:

In addition, we had a lot of fun with our online communities! We looked back to see what you guys liked the most and below are some of the most popular posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

giant Pacific octopus

Popular on Facebook

So you guys really like the videos we post on Facebook! The majority of our most popular posts on this social platform were videos. Take some quick clicks around to see how the octopus, cuttlefish, and, of course, Myrtle, lit up the likes on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and on our blogs. We look forward to sharing more with you in the New Year!