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  1. Membership Benefits

    All members enjoy:
    FREE
    • express admission, every day!
    • invitations to member-exclusive events 
    • subscription to blue, our quarterly member magazine, and SeaMail, our monthly member e-newsletter

    DISCOUNTED
    • Aquarium admission for additional guests
    • New England Aquarium Whale Watch tickets (see below)
    • Harbor View Café and Gift Shop purchases
    • fees at many area parking facilities 
    • Movie tickets 
    • rates for Aquarium educational programs

    PLUS
    • waived handling fees on all ticket purchases!
    • opportunity to join New England Aquarium Dive Club—one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most active dive clubs!

    Learn more about our membership programs.

    Member discount on New England Aquarium Whale Watch trips.

    As with all member benefits, the number of discounted tickets you can purchase is determined by the number of Aquarium admissions permitted by your membership level. Discounted tickets may be purchased by telephone or in person at the New England Aquarium Whale Watch booth.

    Follow these instructions to receive your member discount on whale watch tickets:

    In Person
    Simply present your valid New England Aquarium membership card or purchase receipt at the New England Aquarium Whale Watch booth when you make your purchase.

    Telephone
    Call 617-227-4321 or (toll free) 877-SEE-WHALE (877-733-9425) to purchase your tickets. Please have your membership number ready.

    Please Note: At least one member must be present and included in the admission count. Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and are revocable licenses. Discounted Aquarium admission for additional guests (not to exceed the number of guests permitted by your membership level) must be purchased in person by the member for same-day use. Movie passes are one-time use, expire on the same date as your membership, and cannot be accepted for special presentations or events. Membership benefits may not be used in conjunction with school or group trips.
  2. College Student Discount

    Online Redemption
    – Have your college ID ready
    Click here to select a date and time to purchase tickets
    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay) along with your college ID
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box Office with your college ID to receive your discount and to reserve a timeslot
    – All Cash sales need to be onsite

    If you have a valid college ID, you are eligible for discounted admission to the Aquarium and the Simons Theatre.  

    The discount is valid for $2 off one full-priced adult Aquarium admission ticket or $2 off tickets for standard presentations at the Simons Theatre. An Aquarium/movie combo ticket is also available. These discounts are available when you show a valid college ID at the ticket counter and cannot be purchased online.

  3. CityPASS

    Phone Redemption
    – Make sure that you have your pass available
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation using the information on your pass
    – Your CityPASS must be valid on the day of the visit
    – Please purchase any additional tickets necessary at this time
    – You will receive your confirmation via email
    – Arrive 15 minutes before your reserved time slot
    – Present your CityPASS and New England Aquarium confirmation email at the Box Office to receive your digital ticket
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Present your CityPASS at the Box Office to receive a digital ticket for the next available time slot
    – Proceed to the scanning station
    – All cash sales need to be onsite

    CityPass Image

    The best sightseeing value! See Boston’s 4 top attractions at a 45% savings — and skip most ticket lines.
    • New England Aquarium
    • Museum of Science
    • Boston Harbor Cruises
    • Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Franklin Park Zoo

    CityPASS is valid for one general admission to each attraction during its 9-day validity period, so there’s no need to lock into a specific visit date now. Purchase CityPASS online for immediate, paperless delivery to your mobile device. 

    Cost:
    Adult: $65 (a $119 value)
    Child (3–11): $54 (an $93 value)

  4. Go Boston

    Phone Redemption
    – Make sure that you have your pass available
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation using the information on your pass
    – Your Go Boston pass must be valid on the day of the visit
    – Please purchase any additional tickets necessary at this time
    – You will receive your confirmation via email
    – Arrive 15 minutes before your reserved time slot
    – Present your Go Boston pass and New England Aquarium confirmation email at the Box Office to receive your digital ticket
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Present your Go Boston pass at the Box Office to receive a digital ticket for the next available time slot
    – Proceed to the scanning station
    – All cash sales need to be onsite

    VISIT_Discount_offers_goboston-logoAll you can do for one low price. Choose from over 40 attractions, museums, tours, cruises, and more. Explore for 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 consecutive days. The Go Card gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and choose the attractions you want to visit depending on your interests.

    Prices vary depending on length of pass purchased.

    Click here to buy a Go Boston Card.

  5. Military Discounts

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay) along with your Military ID or proof of veteran status
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box Office with your Military ID or proof of veteran status to receive your discount and to reserve a timeslot
    – All Cash sales need to be onsite

    Active-duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents receive a discount on Aquarium admission. Adults receive $10 off admission, and children receive $5 off. This discount does not apply to nondependent guests coming with military personnel. Both active-duty military personnel and their dependents need to show their military ID or military dependent card (orange/red) to receive the discount for themselves and their children. If the military personnel are not present, the spouse may show his or her military dependent card (orange/red) and a photo ID and get the discount for themselves and their children.

    U.S. military veterans receive $2 off adult or senior Aquarium admission tickets by presenting proof of veteran status such as a DD forms, an NGB form, or a veteran’s ID card.

  6. Teacher Passes

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit
    – Purchase any additional tickets at this time and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box office with your Teacher Pass to reserve a timeslot
    – All cash sales need to be onsite if purchasing any additional tickets

    Our Teacher Pass Program aims to increase accessibility to the Aquarium for all New England K–12 teachers. Participants in the program will enjoy free admission, discounts, and much more! The program is open to K-12 teachers and some school administrators currently employed in a New England school system. Learn more and sign up for your Teacher Pass.

  7. Library Coupons

    Phone Redemption
    – Make sure that you have your pass available to reference the library name and code (located under the barcode)
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation using the information on your pass. Provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box office with your pass to reserve a timeslot 
    – All cash sales need to be onsite

    Many Massachusetts public libraries have discounted Aquarium passes available for library patrons. The program runs from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020, and excludes Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019) and Christmas (December 25, 2019). Each coupon is valid for Aquarium admission only on the date printed on the coupon. Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission of 50% off per person. The discount applies to full-price adult and child admission rates, and payment is due at the time of purchase. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. Call your local library to see if it participates in the program, has available coupons, and for more information. Libraries that want more information on the Aquarium’s discount passes program can click here.

  8. Bulk Ticket and Consignment Programs

    Online Redemption
    – Make sure that you have your passes available
    Click here to select a date and time to redeem tickets
    Phone Redemption
    – Make sure that you have your pass available
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation using the information on your passes
    – Purchase any additional tickets at this time and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box office with your passes to reserve a timeslot
    – All cash sales need to be onsite if purchasing any additional tickets
    Pre-Purchase Bulk Ticket Program

    The most substantial discounts are provided in the pre-purchase bulk ticket program. Clients get a discount of up to 25% off the general admission rate, depending on the number of tickets ordered.

    • Express entry: no waiting in line!
    • A discount of up to 30% off the general admission rate

    General Guidelines

    • When used, tickets provide express, but not immediate entry. Visitors bypass the general ticket line. 
    • Tickets have a one-year expiration date, from the order date, and cannot be returned for a refund at any time. Combination tickets must be used on the same day, no credit will be given for an unused portion of a ticket.

    To qualify, a client must:

    • Order tickets by fax or mail using the forms in the pre-purchase ticket packet. (pdf)
    • Refer groups of 10 or more visiting together to the Group Sales department of the New England Aquarium at 617-973-5206  
    Consignment Ticket Programs

    Attractive discounts are also provided in the consignment ticket program.

    • Clients get a discount of approximately 15 to 25% off the general admission price by generating 100 ticket sales in a 12-month period. Tickets are taken on consignment and require 25 tickets per order. There are two consignment ticket programs — corporate consignment and hotel package consignment.
    • Tickets provide express, but not immediate entry; they allow visitors to bypass the general ticket line. 

    To qualify, consignees must:

    • Generate at least 100 ticket sales in the 12-month period to continue as a consignee
    • Order tickets via fax or mail using the guidelines and forms in the consignment ticket packet (pdf). All shipping costs will be charged to the consignee; options include Priority Mail for $7.75, FedEx (rates vary) or courier for $7.75. Orders will be sent within one week.
    • Meet the minimum ticket order of 25 per ticket type (Aquarium only, movie only, or combo) and age category (adult or child)
    • Refer groups of 10 or more visiting together to the Group Sales department of the Aquarium at 617-973-5206

    Consignment tickets:

    • Cannot be altered in any way
    • Will carry an expiration date of December 31 of the year of purchase. Tickets will be traded and the account will be settled at the expiration time. A new supply of tickets will be sent to you after we receive the final payment and all unsold tickets by certified mail or FedEx.
    • Will be printed with a serial number, expiration date, and general admission instructions
  9. EBT/WIC Card Holders

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay) along with your EBT/WIC card
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box Office with your EBT/WIC card to receive your discount and to reserve a timeslot
    – All Cash sales need to be onsite

    Show your Massachusetts EBT or WIC card plus a photo ID and receive up to four admission tickets at a discounted rate of $5 per person (as of July 1, 2018). Available to Massachusetts residents only and valid any day the Aquarium is open. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Not valid for whale watches or at the Simons Theatre. The Aquarium does not process EBT transactions—cash or other payment must be provided.

  10. MBTA Charlie Card

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay) along with your MBTA Charlie Card
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box Office with your MBTA Charlie Card to receive your discount and to reserve a timeslot
    – All Cash sales need to be onsite

    Taking public transportation is the ocean-friendly way to get to the Aquarium! Show your MBTA Charlie Card* and receive $2 off Aquarium admission. This offer is good for $2 off one general admission (adult, child, senior) to the Aquarium with a MBTA Charlie Card and may not be combined with other offers. *Note: this discount pertains to the plastic monthly card only.

  11. AAA Members

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay) along with your AAA Card
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box Office with your AAA Card to receive your discount and to reserve a timeslot
    – All Cash sales need to be onsite

    AAA members receive $2 off Aquarium admission by presenting a valid AAA membership card at the Box Office. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or coupons and is not valid for movie or whale watch. The offer is valid for up to four (4) admissions per valid AAA membership card, has no cash value, and is not valid for tickets purchased online.

  12. New England Non-Profit Organizations Reciprocity

    Phone Redemption
    – Call (617) 973-5200 to speak with Reservations
    – Make a reservation for your visit
    – Purchase any additional tickets at this time and provide payment (credit card only)
    – You will receive your tickets via email
    – Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
    – Proceed to scan station
    Onsite
    – Go to the Box office with your photo ID to reserve a timeslot
    – All cash sales need to be onsite if purchasing any additional tickets

    The Aquarium is pleased to offer complimentary admission to employees of the participating organizations of the New England Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations reciprocity offering. The offer is valid for participating consortium employees only, you may purchase additional online tickets for guests. An employee ID is required at the scan station. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or coupons and is not valid for movie or whale watch. Please contact your Human Resources department to determine if your non-profit organization is a participant of the reciprocity offering.

  13. Accessibility

    Visitors using wheelchairs and visitors with visual impairments are welcome at the Aquarium free of charge. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) defined service dogs are also welcome, but must be always under control due to the nature of the facility and the animals under our care.