Visitors can get a look at a Caribbean coral reef in the Giant Ocean Tank, with more than 3,000 coral elements and more than 1,000 animals
About This Deal
The New England Aquarium is temporarily closed as of Thursday, March 12. Click here for additional information. Tickets are valid for any operating day through December 31, 2020.
- Adult tickets valid for ages 12+; child tickets valid for ages 3–11; senior tickets valid for ages 60+
- Free admission for children under 3
- Onsite cafeteria: yes
- Amenities: lockers available for an additional fee, seasonal picnic tables
- Transportation: MBTA’s Blue Line
- Not valid during Massachusetts school vacation weeks
Get a magical look at a Caribbean coral reef in the Giant Ocean Tank, with more than 3,000 carefully sculpted coral elements and more than 1,000 animals, including Myrtle, a 550-pound green sea turtle who has been living at the Aquarium for more than 40 years.
Need To Know
About New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is abuzz with subaquatic activity. As cownose and Atlantic rays and their relative, the epaulette shark, glide about the crystal clear waters of the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, visitors may sneak a gentle stroke of their dorsal fins or disklike backs. Nearby, seadragons camouflage exceptionally into the Temperate Waters Gallery and tropical fish dart about the lush seascape of the aquarium's 9,000-gallon, floor-to-ceiling coral reef habitat, which is designed to mimic the "rainforests of the sea" found in the Indo-Pacific region. For above-water fun, guests pay a visit to the dozens of animals that populate the rockhopper and African penguin colony, catch a flick on the Simons Theatre's giant screen, or grab a bite at the Harbor View Café.