The four-story, 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the fascinating centerpiece of the New England Aquarium in Boston. This exhibit and three levels of surrounding galleries, interactive displays, touch tanks and discovery centers are a top attraction in Boston!
- The largest Shark and Ray tank on the East Coast
- A hands-on tidepool for touching and handling various sea creatures
- Curious George Discovery Corner - a place designed for young visitors
- An outdoor seal exhibit located on the Aquarium Plaza
- Thousands of sea creatures from hundreds of different species
- Special events and presentations throughout the year
VISIT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
Science of Sharks—NEW!
Discover the Science of Sharks! Dive deep into the Science of Sharks with this new exhibit. Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world. Shark science comes alive with inspiring videos featuring researchers and their efforts to help sharks, while dazzling underwater footage features the National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry transport you to amazing shark habitats. Learn some surprising facts about shark anatomy!
GIANT OCEAN TANK
Enjoy 360 degree views of a spectacular, four story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more animals than ever before. In 2013, the iconic Giant Ocean Tank underwent a toptobottom, 21stcentury transformation, including windows that provide crystalclear viewing opportunities; a vibrant, revitalized coral reef with more than 1,000 fishes; and the Yawkey Coral Reef Center at the top of the exhibit. The colorful Caribbean coral reef is home to sea turtles, eels and hundreds of tropical fishes of all sizes.
SEALS AND SEA LIONS AT PLAY AT THE NEW BALANCE FOUNDATION MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
The seals and sea lions are always at play. Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals frolic in this beautiful openair exhibit space, and find out about the challenges marine mammals face in the wild!
THE LARGEST SHARK AND RAY TOUCH TANK ON THE EAST COAST
The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrovethemed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals. Visitors to this exhibit can reach out and gently touch the backs of cownose rays, Atlantic rays and sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystalclear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons. Open daily at 9:30 am.
ATLANTIC HARBOR SEALS
Visitors can enjoy the Atlantic harbor seals in their exhibit on the Aquarium plaza before buying admission tickets. Watch the seals swim, play and rest. Learn more about them and see some expert behaviors as they work with trainers during free training sessions throughout the day.
BLUE PLANET ACTION CENTER
This exhibit is part of the Aquarium’s recent top to bottom, 21st century transformation. The exhibit area presents the serious challenges facing the oceans and showcases the Aquarium’s global leadership in searching for solutions with a combination of interactive displays, interpretive presentations and small live animal exhibits.
Get your eTicket today to experience the magical undersea world on display at the New England Aquarium in Boston.