We offer special discounted ticket pricing for groups of 10 or more (25 or more for Whale Watches). To book your group, call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 or complete our group inquiry form and we will contact you.

Group Reservation Hours

April - October:

Monday - Sunday9:00AM - 4:30PM

November - March:

Monday - Saturday9:00AM - 4:30PM

Please note: advance reservations are required in order to receive discounted rates.

Aquarium Admission

  • Adult $20.95
  • Child (3-11) $15.95
  • Senior (60+) $18.95
  • Children (<3) FREE
  • Aquarium Members FREE

Whale Watch

  • Adult $44
  • Child (3-11) $28
  • Child (<2) $16
  • Senior (65+) $37.50
  • Adult Member $41.16
  • Child Member (3-11) $27.72
  • Child Member (<2) $13.44
  • Senior Member (65+) $36.96
  • Family 4 Pack $142

Whale Watch groups need to be of 25 or more guests, with advanced reservation required.

Whale Watch/New England Aquarium Combo discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. Combo groups are required to book at least 48 hours in advance of visit, and full payment is due at the time of booking via any major credit card.

*Adult, senior, and college Whale Watch prices do not include the 5% local tax where applicable. Rates may be subject to a fuel surcharge. Whale Watches are not recommended for children under age 3.

Simons IMAX Theatre

Aquarium + IMAX

  • Adult $24.95
  • Child (3-11) $19.95
  • Senior (60+) $22.95

Aquarium + Whale Watch

  • Adult $68.95
  • Child (3-11) $44.95
  • Child (<3) $16
  • Senior (60+) $61.95
  • Family 4 Pack $221.80

Additional Offers

  1. Food Options for Groups

    If you are bringing a group to visit the Aquarium, there are a number of food options available for a quick lunch or a leisurely meal. Please click here for information on how to pre-purchase food from the New England Aquarium. 

    The Harbor View Café is located on the Aquarium’s second floor. Groups can purchase food at the café or bring their own bag lunches, but please note that indoor seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In nicer weather, picnic tables are available around the Aquarium.

    If you would like to take your group to a nearby restaurant, you can take advantage of the group dining options at these local restaurants: Cheers Boston, McCormick & Schmick’s, the Hard Rock Cafe, Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher Program offers meal and snack vouchers. 

    Movie Vouchers

    We offer vouchers for the Café and Simons IMAX Theatre that can be pre-ordered by emailing the completed form to catering@neaq.org. Advance notice of 72 hours is required.

    Some of our food options may contain nuts; please note any food allergies when placing your food voucher order.

    Lunch Vouchers

    Lunch vouchers are $10.00 (plus tax) each and include:

    Entrée: Hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, roasted sweet potato & spinach bowl, or simple greens

    Drink: Fountain soda, milk, or chocolate milk

    Dessert: Fresh baked cookie or piece of whole fruit

    Some of our food options may contain nuts; please note any food allergies when placing your food voucher order.

    Box Lunch

    Box lunches cannot be consumed at the Harborview Café and are $5.75 (plus tax) each and include:

    Sandwich: Sunflower butter with grape jelly on whole wheat bread, ham & Swiss with lettuce on white bread, or turkey & cheddar with lettuce on whole wheat bread

    Whole Fruit: Apple, orange, banana, or pear

    Snack: Cape Cod Chips or a homemade cookie

    Beverage: Carbonated water or lemonade

    When scheduling a field trip, place your order for lunch vouchers by filling out a lunch voucher order form and emailing it to catering@neaq.org. Advance notice of 72 hours is required. Pricing subject to change.

    Some of our food options may contain nuts; please note any food allergies when placing your food voucher order.

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher Program

    Groups of all sizes can enjoy a meal at any time from a participating Quincy Market Colonnade Restaurants. They offer a meal voucher at $10 per person and a snack voucher at $5.50 per person. Simply present vouchers when ordering.

    Place your Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Voucher order by visiting the food voucher program page on the Faneuil Hall Marketplace website. Advance notice of two weeks is required.

  2. School and Camp Groups

    Thousands of schoolchildren, in school and camp groups, visit the Aquarium every year. We will work closely with you to organize your visit to the Aquarium. Groups of 10 or more should reserve two weeks in advance to receive discounts and express entry. Learn more here.

  3. Tour Groups

    The New England Aquarium is one of Boston’s premier attractions with over 1.3 million visitors each year.

    Our group sales staff is happy to assist tour group operators who want to include the Aquarium as part of a Boston package for tour groups.

    Tour groups are eligible for special group ticket pricing. Please contact Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 for pricing.

  4. Pricing and Payment Policies

    Payment policies depend on the programs booked. Tour operators should contact Central Reservations for tour pricing. Please note: Advanced reservations are required in order to receive discounted rates.

    For Aquarium-Only Reservations

    No deposit is required

    Payment in full is required upon arrival at our Group Check-In booth. Please note: If you do not provide full payment upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a valid credit card for final payment prior to entry. If you do not provide payment, your group will be refused entry to the Aquarium.

    For Combination Programs (Aquarium Plus IMAX, Classroom Programs, or Whale Watch)

    A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due 30 days prior to your arrival date and the final nonrefundable payment and headcount are due one week prior to arrival.

    The final payment will be due upon arrival based on the actual number of people in the group. 

    Please note: If you do not provide full payment upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a valid credit card for final payment prior to entry. If you do not provide payment, your group will be refused entry to the Aquarium.

    Cancellation Policy

    The deposit will be available for use 90 days from the date of cancellation/exchange/refund request. If the deposit isn’t applied to a trip within 90 days, the deposit will be forfeited.

    Financial Aid

    For schools that meet the specific criteria for financial need, we offer free admission to students. Find out more about the program by calling the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.

  5. College Students
    Planning an Event for Your College?

    Let the Aquarium be your host! Please call the Events Department at 617-973-5205 or email events@neaq.org.

    Bringing a Large Group to the Aquarium?

    Receive discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. Contact Victoria Smith at 617-226-2212 or email vsmith@neaq.org.

    Working Through a Student Activities Office?

    Pre-purchase Aquarium and IMAX tickets at discounted rates and sell them through your offices. Use this college ticket packet (PDF 143K). Contact Victoria Smith at 617-226-2212 or via email at vsmith@neaq.org.