Visit the New England Aquarium for an entertaining and educational experience!

See one of the most happening neighborhoods in the ocean: an Indo-Pacific coral reef. This 9,000-gallon, floor-to-ceiling, concave habitat showcases some of the most dazzling colors of the ocean.

Reach out and gently touch cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and epaulette sharks as they swim through The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, then dive into the Science of Sharks at our exhibit featuring shark species from around the world. Meet two different species of penguins and pet a sea star, meet a lobster, or cradle a hermit crab at the Edge of the Sea’s tidepool touch tank. Wind your way along the four-story Giant Ocean Tank and be mesmerized by the 200,000-gallon Caribbean coral reef exhibit teeming with more than 1,000 marine animals. From the Atlantic harbor seal exhibit to the Olympic Coast Exhibit to the Yawkey Coral Reef Center, the Aquarium has something to entertain visitors of all ages. And Aquarium educators are always present to answer any questions.

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  1. Dory in the Pacific Reef Exhibit

    Indo-Pacific Coral Reef

    Meet the residents of one of the ocean's most happening neighborhoods.

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  2. halmahera walking shark

    Science of Sharks

    Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world.

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  3. African penguins


    The Aquarium is home to more than 60 penguins.

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  4. little boy touches shark in interactive tank

    Shark and Ray Touch Tank

    Visitors can reach out and gently stroke sharks and rays

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  5. Visitors view giant ocean tank

    Giant Ocean Tank

    This four-story exhibit features hundreds of Caribbean reef animals.

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  6. Giant Pacific Octopus moves across the glass of its exhibit

    Olympic Coast

    Explore marine life found in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

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