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Visiting New England Aquarium in Boston
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 The building consists of twenty thousand animals in over six hundred species along with twenty-two thousand members. The volume of the largest tank is two lakh gallons. This aquatic building comprehends “Whale Watch”, “Simons IMAX Theatre”, “Sharks and Rays”, “Penguin Power”, and the gazillion of marine life species.

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An Excursion to New England Aquarium

An Excursion to New England Aquarium

1. Exhibitions

1. Exhibitions

The main attribute of the New England Aquarium is a 'Giant ocean Tank'. It harbors to Sea Turtles, Bonnethead Sharks, Stingrays, Sand Tiger Sharks, Barracuda, Morry Eels and the bazillion of other small aquatic lives. There is a walkway around the tank and the explorers are allowed to see through fifty-two windows. The base of the tank stands shelters penguins, including Northern and Southern 'Rockhopper Penguins', 'Little Penguins', and 'African Penguins'. The 'Temperate Gallery' or 'Thinking Gallery' exhibits the ancient fishes, sea dragons, Goliath Grouper, coastal environment, and multitudinous of schooling fishes. The 'Freshwater Gallery' houses Piranha, Electric Eels, Anacondas and Atlantic salmon. 'Tide Pool' features Sea Star, Sea Urchins, Hermit Crabs, Horseshoe Crabs, and Snails. The other exhibits are 'Tropical Gallery', 'Northern Water of the World Gallery', 'Blue Planet Action Center', 'Yawkey Coral Reef Center'. 'Harbor Seal' is an exhibit which can be seen without entering the building.

2. Special Exhibits

2. Special Exhibits

Penguin Power displays the survival of penguins in the world and precautions to protect them. 'Turtles Uncovered' exhibits tortoise and turtles and the reasons and causes for their extinction. 'Sharks and Ray Touch tank' is now a permanent manifestation in New England Aquarium.  A special program features a 3-D movie and live animal presentation. The marine lives which exhibits Sea Turtles, Pacific Octopus, Bonnethead Sharks, Stingrays, Sand Tiger Sharks, Anacondas, Lionfish, Barracuda, Morry Eels. 'Marine Mammals In Motion' and 'Killer Instincts' are the opulent charisma of the aquarium. The star attraction show of the aquarium is 'Whale Watch' which is adored by the travelers.

3. Events and Programs

3. Events and Programs

The New England Aquarium offers a close interaction of excursionist with the animals in a live animal presentation.  'Penguin Feeding' feeds the penguins twice a day. 'Penguin Presentations' features the habitat of three variant species of penguins. The other programs of the aquarium are Giant Ocean Tank Talks, Harbor Seal Training Sessions, Climate Change Activities, Fur Seal Training Sessions and Live Animal Presentation. It has also opened a rescue program to conserve and protect sea turtles and other marine mammals.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

You can book your tickets for the New England Aquarium online through this website to avail the best offers and discounts. Pre-booking of tickets helps to save your time and money.

How To Get Around?

Getting around in Boston is not difficult at all. You will find the transit very easily. The popular transportation mode in Boston is Subway.  It is called “T” in their local language. If you want to travel fast with affordable fares then Subways are the best option to choose. The Blue Line subway leads to the New England Aquarium. The other transportation modes to explore the city are water taxis, taxis, cabs, rental cars, ferries, and buses.

What Should I Wear?

There is no dress code for the museum to visit. You can wear anything of your choice which is appropriate. It is recommended to carry soft, flimsy, and light-colored fabric. Favorable to fill cotton clothes instead of polyester or synthetic. You may pack jeans, trousers, shorts, jumpsuits, or tank top. Wear comfortable shoes or a flip-flop as you would be requiring for walking. You can take a hat, a scarf, a pair of sunglasses, and a sunscreen lotion.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The visiting time of the New England Aquarium is 09:00 am to 7:00 pm. Avoid making a plan for the holidays. The best season to explore Boston is from the months of June to October. The weather offers a mild and pleasant climate to visit the city.

Currency

US Dollar

Will I Need a Guide?

No. you will need not to take a guide as this website provides with complete and comprehensive information.

How To Get There?

You can reach Boston by subways, bus, car or by airplane. Traveling from abroad, you need to book the tickets for the flight to Boston Logan International Airport. The further journey can be covered by public transit. The aquarium is just 1.6 miles away from the airport and is three minutes walking distance from the railway station.

Additional Info

The visitors are requested not to bring balloons, straws, glass container or alcohol on the premises of the aquarium. The strollers are disallowed. The New England Aquarium provides a nicotine-free surrounding. Therefore, smoking is strictly prohibited in the aquarium. Cameras are allowed inside but the snapshots are restricted to certain areas. You can take food items and drinks. There is a picnic area on the Aquarium Plaza which offers the visitors to sit at no extra cost. Try to arrive early at the aquarium so you save yourself from parking trouble. You can even save your time and money by booking the tickets in advance. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables.

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