The New England Aquarium has an impressive 200,000-gallon tank with a coral reef and an array of sea creatures. (c(courtesy, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau))

Visitors entering the aquarium are greeted by the Giant Ocean Tank, a 23-foot-deep, 40-foot-wide, 200,000-gallon tank that contains the Caribbean coral reef exhibit and is home to an amazing array of marine life, including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, eels, barracuda, and small reef-dwelling fish. The recently opened New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center offers an up-close look at the pinniped family, which includes seals and sea lions. The open-air but covered exhibit space features shallow pools and large decks where visitors are able to meet these impressive and very popular animals face to face. Young visitors can get a first-hand look at how the trainers keep the animals healthy through exercise, diet, play, and good hygiene (which includes brushing their teeth!). Other exciting exhibits are devoted to penguins, sea dragons, and jellyfish.

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Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • See the immense turtle on upper tank.


1 Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3309

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Telephone Number: (617) 973-5200
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