New England Aquarium and IMAX Theatre Combo
Spend a day learning about, and interacting with the ocean while touring the New England Aquarium in Boston. Add even more fun and adventure by going under the sea in brilliant 3D while watching an IMAX feature with a discounted combo package.
Boston's New England Aquarium features over 70 different exhibits to educate and engage you. You'll learn about the tropical ocean and coral reefs at the Giant Ocean Tank. Enjoy 360 degree views of a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more animals than ever before. In 2013, the iconic Giant Ocean Tank underwent a top-to-bottom, 21st century transformation, including windows that provide crystal-clear viewing opportunities, a vibrant revitalized coral reef with more than 1,000 fishes, and the Yawkey Coral Reef Center at the top of the exhibit. The colorful Caribbean coral reef is home to sea turtles, eels, and over a thousand tropical fishes of all sizes.
Then waddle over and meet rockhoppers, African penguins, and little blue penguins at the penguin exhibit. Be amazed as you visit the Amazon forest to see exotic piranhas, poison dart frogs, and electric eels without leaving Boston as you tour the New England Aquarium.
Experience the largest shark and ray touch tank on the east coast, featuring sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows. Reach out and gently touch the backs of cownose rays, Atlantic rays, and sharks as they swim gracefully through the water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons. There's so much for you and your family to learn as you get up close and pet sharks and rays or just admire the snapdragons, seals, and many other marine animals.
Once you're done visiting all the incredible exhibits, experience the wonders of the ocean in 3D IMAX while at the New England Aquarium. Choose to cruise underwater with tropical penguins, whale sharks, and the largest fish in the ocean in the "Galapagos 3D" or come face to face with the ocean's most stunning creatures while watching "Humpback Whales 3D." "Secret Ocean 3D" uses advanced photographic technology to reveal the hidden beauty of our oceans.
No tour of Boston is complete without spending a day at the New England Aquarium at the Boston Central Wharf. With this ticket combo package you'll be able to take your experience a step further and fully immerse yourself in the wonder that is IMAX 3D.
Please Note: Film selections are subject to change. The aquarium is generally open during the hours listed below (times subject to change due to holidays and special events):
Summer Hours (July - Labor Day)
Sunday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (and holidays)
Friday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter Hours (day after Labor Day - June)
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Reviewer: Gary Omura
Nice aquarium and interesting IMAX show. As a Monterey Bay Aquarium member, was a bit underwhelmed by the aquarium.