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Come to visit sea creatures in the New England's premier aquatic-life exhibits, on the Boston waterfront not far from Faneuil Hall Marketplace.



It seems fitting that a sea-conscious city such as Boston should have a major aquarium, and it has exactly that in the New England Aquarium

Pride of the aquarium is the Giant Ocean Tank, the largest cylindrical, glass-enclosed saltwater tank in the world, and one of the most complex and sophisticated aquatic exhibits on earth.

The Giant Tank and other exhibit tanks, stocked with over 600 species of marine life, from electric eels to sharks, are open again after a $43 million renovation and expansion effort. The Aquarium's neighboring IMAX 3D Theatre is also open, as usual.

The Harbor View Café and Aquarium Gift Shop are open and bustling during the reconstruction as well.

In summer, you can take an Aquarium whale watch cruise, and find out about the Aquarium's programs for protecting and preserving whales.


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The New England Aquarium is located on Central Wharf off Atlantic Avenue, near Long Wharf, two blocks from Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Boston's Waterfront (map).

You can go there by MBTA subway: take a Blue Line train to the Aquarium station.

By the way, MBTA F-4 Inner Harbor Ferries depart Long Wharf near the Aquarium to go to the Charlestown Navy Yard, where you can see the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides").

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston MA 02110
Tel 617-973-5200

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