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New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts

1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts

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Guilford, Maine

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  • Visited: 2011-07-01
  • Submitted: 2014-09-24 20:47:35.0
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Took Our Time To Explore

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Your going to want to bring a stroller for the younger toddlers. This is a very large Aquarium and they will get tired.

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Natick, Massachusetts

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  • Visited: 2013-11-01
  • Submitted: 2013-12-26 20:31:59.0
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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: 2011-07-01
  • Submitted: 2013-08-10 00:21:06.0
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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: 2012-12-01
  • Submitted: 2013-03-19 12:19:34.0
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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: 2012-08-01
  • Submitted: 2012-10-31 10:59:07.0
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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...

Submitted by: Anne W.

I have been to the Aquarium twice in the last year.  Centrally located with it's own T-stop and located along the Waterfront.. I thought it was a win-win situation.  The first time I went.. I was like holy cow, these tickets are expensive!  I discovered the second time.. you can get free tickets through the Boston public library.. as long as you have a library card and plan way in advance.  Going to the Aquarium for free is much nicer.   So my problem with this place is that.. it's really small.  I am from Chicago so I was expecting for ticket prices.. it would be comparable.  The penguin display is okay.. The penguins are just chilling out.  The new sting ray tank is fun although designed incredibly poorly ...

Submitted by: Pauline M.

Love this place but monterrey, CA way better! Its really small and not much animal diversity.  I wouldn't go back but at least I can say I've bee...

Submitted by: Rocky H.

Pricey but great place to take a kid for a day out on the town in Boston. Really cool penguins/ jellyfish/ s...

Submitted by: angela n.

Don't miss: 1. The penguins! (They're hard to miss, since they're by the entrance). They appear to spend most of their time pooping and having sex. Last Thursday morning, human staff roamed among them, assiduously scrubbing the place for white (poop and sex) droppings. 2. The ray and shark petting tank. It's safer than you'd...

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