New England Aquarium
Penguins, though not native to Boston, take pride of place here, but they are only a fraction of the aquarium’s thousands of examples of marine life. Many different environments are re-created such as an Amazon rainforest, a coral reef, coastal Maine, and a harbor seal habitat.
If you want to see whales—right whales, humpbacks, pilot whales—and dolphins, take Boston Harbor Cruises’ New England Aquarium Whale Watch (1 Long Wharf, 617/227-4321, www.bostonharborcruises.com/whale-watch), which is a three-hour tour offered in conjunction with the Aquarium.
1 Central Wharf
- Boston, Massachusetts 02110
- 42.35967000, 71.05091000
- Jul.--Labor Day: Sun.--Thurs. 9--6, Fri.--Sat. 9--7. Labor Day--Jun.: weekdays 9--5, weekends 9--6.
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- (617) 973-5200