New England Aquarium

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A major destination for visitors in Boston, the New England Aquarium is also a leader in marine preservation and educational resources. This institution is constantly evolving its approach to the public and education as well as its efforts to protect the world’s oceans. The expert staff at the aquarium are available to answer questions and help guide you through what it means to care for marine wildlife. Seasonal and general exhibits are available for the public’s viewing with simple and informative displays and interactive, educational programs.

Not only is this aquarium a leading tourist attraction but it also is a wonderful educational opportunity and a fun, interesting getaway destination. Groups are welcome to explore the aquarium or watch a marine-themed movie at the IMAX or even take part in the Whale Watch program and take a boat ride out to the sanctuary to see live wild whales. The New England Aquarium is a great choice for all manner of groups including birthday parties, college or social groups, school field trips, or family reunions. The chosen destination of over 1.3 million visitors every year, this aquarium is the perfect choice for your group.

Exhibits such as the Amazon Rainforest, Seadragons, and Penguinology are a staple when visiting the New England Aquarium. Watch the fur seals do tricks and the California sea lions obey expert commands in the open air New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center and get close enough to the water to feel the splash! Go down to the Giant Ocean Tank and see the living Yawkey Coral Reef Center teeming with sea horses, sea urchins, batfish, and garden eels. This aquarium is home to several marine animals and you are sure to see African penguins, octopi, Cownose Rays, and lobsters.