Tickets for New England Aquarium

All the fun with fish, penguins, stingrays and sea lions

New England Aquarium
Open Today 10:00 - 17:00
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: Simons Theatre shows: 30-40 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Health and safety measures are in place so you can enjoy culture with confidence.



  • Meet Myrtle the green sea turtle, penguins, sea lions and more in Boston's most visited attraction
  • Touch the stingrays in their special pool, and watch for the octopus – he sometimes changes color!
  • Choose the Simons Theatre option and watch sea life in panoramic glory on the largest screen in New England


Want to get friendly with some fish, or maybe learn a little about our oceans? Flash this smartphone ticket and cruise on into the New England Aquarium. Opt for the extra Simons Theatre movies and watch the oceans in action on the largest screen in New England!

Behold Boston's most visited tourist attraction, the impressive New England Aquarium, where the star attraction is a 200,000-gallon giant ocean exhibit!

Watch the ocean life swimming around you, from seals to sea lions, penguins, sea turtles and jellyfish. Touch the stingrays in their pool, and try and catch the octopus when he's changing color – that's a sight you don't see every day.

Opt for the extra Simons Theatre movies and watch sea life, pandas and more in full, high-definition panoramic glory.

Each show lasts 35-40 minutes, which is also a great chance to sit down and relax.

Insider tip

If you want plenty of time with Myrtle the green sea turtle, arrive close to opening, or later in the afternoon after 3 pm. These are the quietest times.

Regional Manager


What's included

Entrance to the New England Aquarium, including all featured exhibitions
Aquarium guide maps in Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese

What's not included

Access to all Simons Theatre movies
Whale Watch Tours

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


  • There might be waiting times to prevent overcrowding. After your booking, you'll be given a number to reserve a timeslot before your visit
  • Scan your smartphone ticket directly at the entrance
  • If you would like to have a guide map available in multiple languages, request yours at the Aquarium's Information Desk upon arrival


Opening hours

New England Aquarium
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, MA 02110, Boston
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Ratings & reviews

based on 177 reviews
Sep 21, 2020
Kids loved it
Sep 4, 2020
Took my 13 yr old twin girls for the afternoon! Bought tickets online and the whole process was seamless! The ticket office girl was great and speedy! Was a wonderful afternoon!
Mar 2, 2020
Wish I knew about it sooner

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