Turtle Rescue Join the Aquarium's animal rescue team.
A special sea turtle experience is waiting for you! When you visit you will discover the Aquarium's thriving rescue program and become an honorary sea turtle rescuer.
Come explore what it takes to save hundreds of these fascinating animals during the Aquarium's busy sea turtle rescue season. A new interactive exhibit gives you hands on experience with the process of diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating some of the ocean's most vulnerable species.
Plus, you'll learn how communities are coming together to protect turtle habitats and get a glimpse at some of the Aquarium's greatest turtle rescue success stories.
Grab your timed ticket online and don't miss your chance to see the Aquarium transformed before your eyes. The corkscrew ramp allows you to take your time and view the animals through the glass - as well as to see the reef from the top.
The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a 25, 000-gallon tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.
This beautiful space replicates a large mangrove area. The rays glide around the tank where visitors have the opportunity to reach right in and touch these graceful creatures.
The Boston Aquarium offers age-appropriate classes and programs for children of every age.
See a complete list of Family Programs at the New England Aquarium.
See what's happening today at the New England Aquarium.
Simons IMAX Theatre
New England Aquarium features the Simons IMAX Theatre to showcase animals and habitats too big, too rare or too dangerous to be seen in the Boston Aquarium. The theatre features IMAX and IMAX 3D film technology, 12 000 watts of digital sound and New England's largest screen. Call for show times: 617-973-5200. See what's playing at the Simons IMAX Theatre.
The Aquarium also runs a Whale Watch in Boston Harbor from April through October. Their high-speed catamaran takes participants to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - the only whale feeding sanctuary in the United States!
The whale watch also features onboard naturalists, guaranteed sighting, and a full galley.
Other attraction that are between 7-15 minutes away include Quincy Market, Old North Church, Boston Children's Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, The USS Constitution, Boston Public Garden, The Boston State House, The Museum of Fine Arts, and Fenway Park.
Message from Management of New England Aquarium: Boston:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday - Saturday to 9:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday & Labor Day: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Winter Hours (After Labor Day to June 30
Weekends and most Holidays 9:00am-6:00pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at noon on New Year's Day.
Ticket sales end one hour before the Aquarium closes each day.
Child admission .95
College/senior admission will be .95
Children under age 3: Free
Aquarium Members: Free
See prices for tickets that include Simons IMAX Theatre and/or Whale Watches
Discount passes to the New England Aquarium, as well as many other Boston Museums and attractions, can be found at your local library.
From the South
Take Exit 23 in the new below-ground section of I-93, marked 'Gov't Center. North End, Aquarium, Quincy Market, The ramp joins surface streets at North St. Follow the sign to Aquarium, to the left. This loops around 180° and puts you on Atlantic Ave. The Aquarium is three blocks up on the left.
From the west
Take the Mass Turnpike to I-93 North. Take Exit 23 off I-93, marked 'Gov't Center. North End, Aquarium, Quincy Market, The ramp joins surface streets at North St. Follow the sign to Aquarium, to the left. This loops around 180° and puts you on Atlantic Ave. The Aquarium is three blocks up on the left.
From the north
I-93 Southbound. Take Exit 24A Government Center (not Airport 24B). Take the right fork, then stay left. At the traffic light, turn onto Atlantic Avenue. Follow Atlantic Ave. 3 lights to the intersection with Milk Street. Go left on Milk Street and the Aquarium is straight ahead.
Take Memorial Drive North to the intersection of 28 (McGrath-O'Brien Hwy) and go right, past the Museum of Science. When you come to the intersection of Storrow Drive, go straight across the intersection into the tunnel for 93 South. Take Exit 24A Government Center (not Airport 24B). Take the right fork, then stay left (there is a sign indicating Aquarium) to Atlantic Avenue. Follow Atlantic Ave. to its intersection with Milk Street. Go left on Milk Street and the Aquarium is straight ahead.
- Take advantage of your local library passes! Many offer a free pass that will admit up to 4 people; (September - June only).
- Parking can be costly - the parking garage affiliated with the Aquarium that is on the pricey side. Look around for alternative garages in the area or try to find nearby street parking. (Street parking may include a short walk).
- It seems to work best to visit the Aquarium when it first opens or later in the afternoon, rather than mid-day when it can be crowded and when the sea animals are a bit sluggish.
- The New England Aquarium is wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly.