New England Aquarium

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Top 2% in Boston About the TripExpert Score

8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

This aquarium was huge—with a large central tank, incredible jelly fish area, penguins, even an IMAX. Full review →



Located right on Boston Harbor on Central Wharf, the New England Aquarium is home to animals from both the Northeast and around the world.


Fodor's Tick Choice

This aquarium challenges you to imagine life under and around the sea. Full review →


Frommer's 35

This complex is home to more than 30,000 fish and aquatic mammals, and at busy times, it seems to contain at least that many people. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The dimmed light gives the illusion of an underwater world. Full review →

Don't miss the animal treatment centre, films at the IMAX cinema and trips out to sea to see the whales.

Not For Tourists

Check out penguin snack-time. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Just a 10-minute walk from Quincy Market, this appropriately acclaimed showcase of sea life sits on Central Wharf overlooking Boston Harbor. Full review →



Explore the world’s waters from the Amazon rain forest to Pacific reefs to the Gulf of Maine, and the creatures living there Full review →

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