New England Aquarium

Dive into the world of water at the New England Aquarium! Step inside and experience more than 70 exhibits featuring animals from around the world! Find adventure on a whale watch, or experience an unforgettable IMAX 3D film on New England’s largest movie screen.

Della Grallert

Central Wharf

Phone: 617-973-5206



Regular Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 am 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am 6 pm
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Summer Hours (July 1 – Labor Day):
Sunday – Thursday 9 am 6 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am 7 pm

Min/Max group size: Min: 10ppl, Max: 400ppl

Special Accommodations can be made for groups over 400 people.

Group Rates: Aquarium Group Admission only:
Adults: $20.95 & Children: $13.95
Seniors (60+) & College: $18.95

Length of Visit: 1.5 – 2 Hours

Food: yes
Additional info on food: Food vouchers are available for purchase at $10.00 (plus tax) for our Harbor View Café. (Capacity: 180ppl)

Gift Shop: yes
Additional info on gift shop: A variety of items are available for purchase in our gift shop.

Handicap Access: yes

Parking: no
Additional info on parking: The Boston Harbor Garage is the closest garage to the New England Aquarium; however, it is also the most expensive and you must be a Member of the Aquarium in order to get your parking validated. Visit our website for more information.

Bus Parking: no
Additional info on bus parking: A 10-minute pick up/drop off window is allotted for each bus. Buses will be directed to off-site parking upon arrival.

Chaperone policy: School Groups: Pre-K – 1 free chaperone for every 3 paying students. K – Grade 4 – 1 free chaperone for every 5 paying students. Grades 5-8 – 1 free chaperone for every 7 paying students. Grades 9-12 – 1 free chaperone for every 10 paying students. * All school groups require a minimum of 1 chaperone for every 10 paying students. * Other Groups: One complimentary admission for the group escort.

Special Instructions: Additional Programs: Simons IMAX Theater, Behind-the-Scenes Tours and Whale Watches.