New England Aquarium and IMAX Combo Ticket
Your tour of the Aquarium is self-guided. You are welcome to take pictures, however tripods are not permitted in the Aquarium. Your IMAX ticket is valid for standard (45 minute in length) IMAX presentations - Arrive 15-20 minutes before show time.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Tour Participation Requirements
With the Giant Ocean Tank at its hub, the New England Aquarium consists of three levels of galleries, discovery centers, interactive activities, and touch tanks. This experience will also grant you entrance to the Simon IMAX Theatre, where you can see amazing 3D films that will take you from the swamps of Africa to colorful coral reefs. A visit to this incredible aquarium provides a fun learning experience for the entire family!
Rated as one of the best museums in Boston and one of the nation's top oceanariums for children, the New England Aquarium raises awareness of the world's marine environment. Your experience will allow you to explore the depths of the sea through the aquarium's galleries, displays, interactive exhibits, and educational outreach programs. The aquarium has a dazzling assortment of colorful tropical fish, playful harbor seals, and a 500-pound sea turtle, as well as other specimens from more than 600 different species.
At the heart of the facility is the Giant Ocean Tank, which serves as the Caribbean coral habitat. This main exhibit is surrounded by three levels of informative, interactive side galleries, and displays that provide fascinating insight to the thousands of sea creatures that live at the aquarium. One of the activities provided during your experience is a visit to the amazing IMAX Theatre. Here you’ll enjoy a 3D film that will take you across continents and allow you to visit animals that are too large, too small, or too endangered to exhibit in the aquarium.
New England Aquarium Regular Hours - Mon-Fri: 9AM to 5PM; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 9AM to 6PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open at noon on New Year's Day.
Summer Hours: July 1 - Labor Day | Sun-Thurs: 9:00am to 6:00pm. Fri & Sat: 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Holidays: 9:00am to 6:00pm. Assigned times are given the day of arrival based upon availability. Call ahead times are available prior to tour date
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.