September is Salem’s ticket to marine science!

Salem residents get free admission to the New England Aquarium every day in September.

Come explore the beauty and biodiversity of the ocean in our centerpiece exhibit, the 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank; watch our 60 penguins dive and fly through the water; and immerse yourself in our new Indo-Pacific coral reef habitat.

Take the ferry! Salem residents also get a discount on the Salem Ferry.

This program is made possible by the Norman H. Read Program for Excellence in the Sciences.

This special discount is for use by Salem, Massachusetts, residents only. This offer is valid during September 2019 only and not available for phone or online orders or for school or other group reservations. It may not be combined with other offers and is not valid on the New England Aquarium Whale Watch or in the Simons IMAX® Theatre.

Proof of Residency:
All adult visitors in your group will be asked to present proof of residency at the Aquarium Box Office, such as a valid driver’s license with a Salem address or a valid state-issued ID card with a Salem address. If you do not have one of the IDs listed above, then for each adult or senior ticket purchased, you must provide one of the following dated within the last two months that shows a Salem residential address together with a corresponding picture ID (for example, a passport, driver’s license or state identification card):

  • Monthly mortgage statement, homeowner’s insurance policy, or bill
  • Automobile insurance policy or bill
  • Utility bill
  • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statement
  • Mail from a federal, state, county, or city government agency