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Photography is hard. But even a blurry mess can be beautiful when you're taking pictures of tropical fish in our Pacific Reef Community. Come try!

School vacation is a popular time to visit. We suggest buying your tickets online, planning to visit early or late to avoid peak crowds. Here are more handy visiting tips to help plan your trip >>
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Update on the Whale Watch Log
The naturalists on the New England Aquarium Whale Watch reviewed their photos from a recent trip and were able to identify this whale as Sedge! They also determined that the notch in his fin is likely from an entanglement in fishing gear—a major threat facing whales in today's oceans. 

Check in with the whales returning to feed nearby on the Whale Watch Log: #whales   #threats   #oceans  
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Now playing! Let Madagascar's charming lemurs leap, sing and dance their way into your heart in this stunning IMAX 3D film narrated by Morgan Freeman. This heart-melter is playing at the Aquarium's IMAX Theatre.

Buy tickets online here: #imax   #lemurs  
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The spring season of the Aquarium Lecture Series continues with a discussion about forage fish and and seafood sustainability.
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+New England Aquarium Interesting! I was scuba diving off Saint Croix last fall and we speared several lion fish... 
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Welcome to Cape Cod Bay, Couplet and calf!
Get Couplet's family history and find out why the sight of her and her baby has the Aquarium's right whale researchers breathing a little easier >>
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It's April school vacation in these parts
It's a great time to visit the frisky fur seals—and who wouldn't want to? Look at that face! But before you plan your trip, take a gander at these visiting tips to help make your visit a smooth one >> #schoolvacations   #seals  
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Underwater in the Bahamas
Aquarium divers just returned from the Bahamas with gobs of gorgeous underwater pictures. Here divers test out their gear as Caribbean reef squid spurt by. See more pictures >> 
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Atlantic harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)
While harbor seals often haul out onto the rocks in their exhibit, it's not unusual to see them bobbing in the water or wedged underwater for a nap. If you want more action, check out Chacoda in this underwater video >>   #seals   #visitorpictures   #naptime  

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Animal Update: Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay
Locals are flocking to beaches to try their luck at spotting one of the rarest whales in the world. Researchers report around 100 right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) are feeding in Cape Cod Bay right now—including a mother-calf pair that successfully trekked all the way up the East Coast.

Meet the calf and see a picture >>
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1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
1 Central WharfUSMABoston02110
$$AquariumToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with more than 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.
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A giant glass tank spiraled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction.- Google
People talk about giant ocean tank, touch tank, seals and sea lions, dolphins and whales and harbor seals
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great place to go to with a friend who is a visitor/tourist to the city, but probably not something I would go to otherwise. They don't seem to hold events (e.g. like they do at the CalAcademy in SF) or change things up very much, so if you've been once, there's not too much reason to go again, except maybe to see the adorable penguins again. Bring your camera to remember things by!
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Laura Demers
reviewed 9 months ago
The aquarium itself is beautiful. Seems to be clean and well kept. The workers seems to be very friendly & knowledgeable about the animals. But I went on a Tuesday the place was way to crowed you could not get to ½ the exhibits because there was just too many people. It was over whelming and made it not worth the price since it was almost impossible to see anything. (I did go back right before closing time- Closed at 6pm went at 5pm and the place was empty-got to see everything then and it was great) I probably will never go back because of how crazy it was. But am glad I stopped back in before closing time (gift shop & cafeteria not bad on prices)
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Bem Atsma
reviewed 2 months ago
Fairly nice aquarium. Good penguin exhibit. Large central tank with >1000 fish including a 550lb, 85 year old sea turtle. We caught the show at the top of the central tank where a diver would show things on the camera and tells about it. The show outside for the fur seals never happened at the advertised time. We went on Presidents Day, so it was very busy!
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John Fellian
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I'm a Boston native and have been going to the Aquarium for as long as I can remember; it doesn't lose its appeal in the least. I've been overjoyed to finally bring my own child here and he loves it. They manage to pack a lot of wonder and interest into their exhibits. The staff absolutely love their job and it shows.
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Jay Patel
reviewed 7 months ago
This place is ok. The problem is that it's in a touristy part of town. So expect it to be packed on most days. That in my opinion takes away from the experience. You basically start on one end and work your way up or down. I've been to many aquariums (Camden(NJ), Baltimore, NY) and this was not one of the better ones. I didn't even see any shark tanks. It was worth it because it was over 100 degrees on the day we went and they have A/C.
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Phillip Fuller
reviewed 9 months ago
Small facility compared to other's my wife and I have been to. The highlights to this place is the seal, penguin, and the petting exhibits. The bulk of the aquarium in the center is made up of one giant tank. Inside this tank is a variety of all kinds of sea life. Some are impressive, however, the most impressive is the sea turtle (Myrtle). She was HUGE and very photogenic!