Boston Aquarium has reopened for in-person exploration!

We are so excited to know visitors can get back to the Boston Aquarium!  The museum has worked hard to reopen safely. Hello again penguins and giant sea turtles – our family favorites to see there.

SKC recommends getting your timed tickets early, especially for February vacation week, as they are limiting capacity.

So what is available to see?

Some of the current exhibits include: Indo-Pacific Coral Reef, Atlantic Harbor Seals, Penguins, Giant Ocean Tank, Olympic Coast, and more! Visit the aquarium map for a visual.

What you can expect for a safe experience:

  • Masks required.
  • Social distancing in effect with one-way traffic.
  • Limited Capacity.
  • Some exhibits closed.
  • Purchase timed tickets.
  • If traveling from out of state, please visit the site for protocols.
Boston Aquarium Mission and Vision

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

It is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment, promoting the importance of protecting the blue planet through innovative exhibits and educational programs. These are some highlights of the Aquarium’s mission in action, on exhibit, and through our education, conservation, and research programs here on Central Wharf and around the globe.

Monday–Thursday, 10 am–5 pm
Friday, 10 a.m.–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am–6 pm

Hours during Massachusetts School Vacation Week, February 13–21:
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–6 pm
Friday: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 9 am–6 pm

Boston Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Looking for more fun activities to do over February vacation? Check out our calendar for the latest.

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