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New England Aquarium plus IMAX Tickets in Boston

New England Aquarium plus IMAX Tickets in Boston

Take a trip to exotic waters with more than 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

Head inside to greet more than 80 penguins, then wind your way around the four-story Giant Ocean Tank, home to a huge Caribbean coral reef.

See energetic young sea lions bound through their open-air exhibit overlooking Boston Harbor, which they share with Northern fur seals.

Feel the smooth wing of a ray, let a hermit crab scurry across your palm and see if you can spot a camouflaged leafy seadragon. Be amazed by these highlights and more at the New England Aquarium.

Then take in an IMAX film, where you won't just watch a movie, you'll be there, thanks to amazing IMAX 3D technology!

The theater features 12,000 watts of digital sound and New England's largest screen. Don't miss the most cinematic way imaginable to see these beautiful and astounding creatures of the deep.

This package includes admissions to both the Aquarium and the Simons IMAX Theatre.

Only valid for IMAX films - may not be used for Hollywood movies.

  • Details
  • Description
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Rating & Reviews
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Tour/Activity Details

Length

Varies

Time

Aquarium is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
IMAX Theatre is open at 9:30 am daily

Time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and reflects opening time for the Aquarium. See Special Schedule Details.

Only valid for IMAX films; may not be used for Hollywood movies. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Directions to the Aquarium will be on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Special Schedule Details

IMAX Movies

  • The IMAX Theatre opens daily at 9:30 am
  • Showtimes are usually every hour between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Movie titles rotate during the day

Aquarium Hours - Winter (September through June)

  • Monday-Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Most Holidays - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at noon on New Year's Day.

Aquarium Hours - Summer (July through Labor Day)

  • Monday-Thursday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday & Saturday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • July 4th - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sundays & Labor Day - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Animals & Exhibits

Roll your sleeves up and touch the smooth wing of a cownose ray in the newest exhibit, the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast. Watch penguins swim and preen in their bustling exhibit. Spot the seadragons amid their extravagant camouflage, go eye-to-eye with a harbor seal then watch the frisky sea lions romp in their open-air exhibit. Meet the lionfish and the stonefish, some of the most poisonous fishes in the sea, and count the arms on a giant octopus. Don't forget to say hello to Myrtle, the green sea turtle that swims in the Giant Ocean Tank with sharks, eels, rays and hundreds of tropical fishes!

Exhibits Include

  • Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank
  • Giant Ocean Tank
  • New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center
  • Penguins
  • Seadragons

Education & Activities

The Aquarium provides in-depth educational resources and activities for teachers, parents, kids and adult learners. Visit, learn and explore all the Aquarium has to offer!

Daily Presentations

  • Penguin feedings
  • Seal training
  • Dives in the Giant Ocean Tank
  • Live animal presentations

Meet the Animals

Make sure to visit the hands-on areas for kids, like the shark, ray touch tank and the Edge of the Sea touch tank. Check out a special live animal presentation or watch how the marine animal trainers interact with the seals. There are many opportunities for visitors to interact and learn about the animals during Aquarium visits.

About the Aquarium

The New England Aquarium opened in 1969, revitalizing Boston's Central Wharf and creating a cultural institution that connects visitors to the waterfront. Today the Aquarium includes more than 70 exhibits and 26,000 animals. The aquarium experience continues to be redefined for visitors while engaging in research and conservation efforts around the world.

IMAX Theatre

At the Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre, you won't just watch a film, you'll be there, thanks to amazing IMAX 3D technology. It's 12,000 watts of digital sound and New England's largest screen. The giant screen - 65' high by 85' wide - is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. Don't miss the most cinematic way imaginable to see these beautiful and astounding creatures of the deep.

Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.

Only valid for IMAX films; may not be used for Hollywood movies. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Directions to the Aquarium will be on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 4 / 5
    The ticket processing was slow

  • 5 / 5
    The New England Aquarium was entertaining alhtough very crowded.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

September 22, 2017

Desired Time:

09:00 AM