Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Watch Aquarium Animals Eat!

From the top of the Giant Ocean Tank to the chilly water in the Penguin Exhibit, feeding time at the Aquarium takes many different shapes. Penguins are hand fed fish, cownose rays in the Giant Ocean Tank are hand fed squid while the loggerheads are fed squid on a long feeding stick.

Take a look at just a few of the meals happening around the Aquarium this weekend.

Visitors get front row seats to watch these fascinating animals nosh their seafood. After your holiday feasts, plan a visit this weekend to see how the animals do their feasting. Buy your tickets online and skip the line at the Box Office.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Host Your Holiday Party at the Aquarium

More animals. More exhibits. More unforgettable events.

The holiday season is nearly upon us. It's time to plan your company’s seasonal celebration at the New England Aquarium. Give your guests the opportunity to dine privately among penguins, sharks and sea turtles or beside Boston’s scenic skyline. Our event management team will assist you every step of the way – from finding the ideal space for your event to creating the perfect menu.

Please call our Events Department at 617-973-5205, email us at or fill out our online event inquiry form to reserve your selected date today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Celebrating plastic bans at State House

Women Working for Oceans, Massachusetts Sierra Club and the New England Aquarium invite you to celebrate

Heroes of the Ocean
Boston State House-Grand Staircase
Thursday, November 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for an awards ceremony, speakers that will inspire you and light refreshments. We will honor the individuals behind the success of municipal bans on single-use plastic bags, bottles and polystyrene packaging across Massachusetts in the following municipalities:

Amherst, Barnstable, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Falmouth, Great Barrington, Harwich, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Marblehead, Nantucket, Newburyport, Newton, Northampton, Provincetown, Somerville, South Hadley, Wellfleet

Lend your voice and raise the rafters to demand additional state- wide legislation to stop plastic pollution from single-use plastic packaging to microbeads.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Petition to Protect the Aquarium and Boston's Waterfront!

Sign the petition to voice your support for responsible development of Boston's Waterfront!

As you may know, the City of Boston is currently planning the development of the Downtown Boston Waterfront, specifically at the Harbor Garage site adjacent to the Aquarium. Having been on the Waterfront for 45 years, the Aquarium is heavily invested in the planning of the area and concerned about any impacts increased development might have on our beloved institution.

The Aquarium supports development that enhances our waterfront as a destination with safe and affordable access and where visitors and residents can enjoy open spaces and walk along the water. And we need your help to make sure that future development is moving us forwards.

We have been working diligently to make sure that our position about waterfront planning is heard, and feel that now is the time to amplify our message.

Can we count on you to join our voices by signing this petition to stand with the Aquarium and support responsible Waterfront development?

Sign the petition and share with your friends.

Special offer for veterans on Veterans Day

In honor of Veteran's Day, we are extending our active duty military discount to all veterans and their dependents on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, and offering a 10% discount to veterans in our Harborview Café. Celebrate this holiday with your family as well as penguins, seals, sea lions, sea turtles and fish.

A fur seal waves a flag in the marine mammal center.

The discount is available for tickets purchased at our Box Office only. Veterans must show proof of former military status (a driver's license with a veteran designation, for example). Adults will receive $10 off admission, and children receive $5 off. This discount does not apply to non-dependent guests coming with military personnel and veterans. Veterans will receive 10% off in our Café on Veterans Day by showing their ticket stub.

Thank you to all our service men and women, veterans and their families.