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New England Aquarium

Nominated for: BEST Kid's Day Trip

New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston MA (617) 973-5200

Let your imagination swim wild! The New England Aquarium is a treasure trove ready for exploration by families and ocean lovers right in the heart of downtown Boston. An Aquarium adventure includes playful seals, thousands of animals on three levels of exhibits and the smooth skin of a cownose ray gliding under your fingertips. Families can also enjoy an IMAX 3D, like Penguins 3D.

This New England institution has been welcoming visitors and leading global ocean conservation efforts since it opened in 1969. It is conveniently located on Boston's waterfront with its own T station, MBTA commuter boat dock and it's only steps from Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The Aquarium has undergone a series of new exhibit openings and improvements over the last five years, including a recent transformation project creating the New Aquarium Experience. Visitors can explore a spectacular new Caribbean coral reef teeming with more than 2,000 animals. The renovated 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank features crystal clear views of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and thousands of tropical fishes.

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Jane W. on July 27, 2012

It's a great day for the whole family!

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Kerry M. on July 26, 2012

i like the aquaruim because there are diffrent animals that you can learn about

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Amy D. on July 24, 2012

Very kid friendly

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Greg C. on July 2, 2012

Nothing beats a day at the Aquarium with fishies. And the downtown location is convenient for easy escape whether by car or the T.

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Cassandra M. on June 26, 2012

And best adult's day trip too!

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Kate L. on June 14, 2012

Most penguins of any aquarium I have been to. Kids love the touch tank.

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Erin S. on June 14, 2012

Walk along the Harbor Walk for a bit afterwards.

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Alyse L. on June 13, 2012

LOVE the aquarium

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Richard C. on June 13, 2012

Great Place - Very interesting and fun also!

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Cambridge G. on June 12, 2012

If you stare long enough at the octopus, she'll wink at you! #fact

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