Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. Since its opening in 1969, it has been a major public education resource and a prominent marine animal conservation organization. It houses thousands of aquatic animals and represents several hundred species from across the globe.

Visitors to the New England Aquarium can explore a variety of exhibits, including the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. Other notable exhibits include the Penguin Habitat, home to three species of penguins, and the Shark and Ray Touch Tank. The aquarium also offers a variety of programs and experiences, such as behind-the-scenes tours, harbor cruises, and whale-watching excursions.

The New England Aquarium is dedicated to protecting the blue planet through hands-on programs, research, and public engagement. It operates the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, an effort to influence public policy and contribute to the sustainability of our oceans. The aquarium is also involved in various marine animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts and is a pioneer in rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles.

  • Zoo Size:
    75,000 sq ft
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  • Key Exhibits:
    Giant Ocean Tank || Penguin Habitat || Shark and Ray Touch Tank || Freshwater Gallery || Sea Turtle Hospital || Marine Mammal Center
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