New England Aquarium


Penguins, though not native to Boston, take pride of place here, but they are only a fraction of the aquarium’s thousands of examples of marine life. Many different environments are re-created such as an Amazon rainforest, a coral reef, coastal Maine, and a harbor seal habitat.

If you want to see whales—right whales, humpbacks, pilot whales—and dolphins, take Boston Harbor Cruises’ New England Aquarium Whale Watch (1 Long Wharf, 617/227-4321,, which is a three-hour tour offered in conjunction with the Aquarium.


1 Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110


42.35967000, 71.05091000

Open Hours

Jul.--Labor Day: Sun.--Thurs. 9--6, Fri.--Sat. 9--7. Labor Day--Jun.: weekdays 9--5, weekends 9--6.
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(617) 973-5200

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