New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts

1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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Phone: 617-973-5200
URL: http://www.neaq.org/index.php
Hours: Check schedule More Info
Price: Adults (12-59): $22.95, Children (3-11): $15.95, Children under 3: Free, Seniors (60+): $20.95 More Info

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Natick, Massachusetts

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  • Visited: November 2013
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
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A Fun Place to Visit For the Day

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Arrive early to avoid crowds.

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Williston, Vermont

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  • Visited: July 2011
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
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Crowded and Pricy Aquarium

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There is no museum reciprocity of any kind here. The only way to get a discount is to belong to the Aquarium.

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  • Visited: December 2012
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
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Great Aquarium, but under construction

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They have Imax shows and the Imax was included in the price of regular admission because of the construction when we went, but we had other places to go and didn't have time to sit through a movie. Definitely go see the seal feeding. It was great!

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Cranford, New Jersey

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  • Visited: August 2012
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
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A fun learning experience for kids of all ages!

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In the summer months, arrive as close to opening as possible to avoid very long admission lines. Check the IMAX schedule in advance so that you can arrange your visit around the movie showings.

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Submitted by: Hannah D.

Growing up going to the Aquarium of the Pacific every other year for some sort of school field trip or family outing, the New England Aquarium may not be my absolute favorite of all time, but it is a great aquarium. I love the fact that the experience starts before you even get inside with the cute seals out front, which you can go see regardless of whether or not you have a ticket! Inside, they have lots of cool attractions like, of course, the massive shark & ray touch tank, the three story aquarium (with tons of adorable penguins surrounding it), and even sea lions outside! I also really love the jellyfish room (go down the semi-secret stairwell)--they're mesmerizing! Throughout they have a huge variety o...

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