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New England Aquarium

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Ocean lovers are attracted to the New England Aquarium’s series of captivating exhibits and an abundance of marine life. While it is not directly accessible by boat, transient slips are available at the Boston Waterboat Marina (617-523-1027) and the Boston Yacht Haven (617-367-5050). The aquarium is located at One Central Wharf in Boston.

new england aquarium 2The aquarium is a haven for both children and adults who’ll marvel at the new Penguinology exhibit, featuring penguins from South Africa, South America, and Australia. Children love being hands-on in the touch tank as they interact with the sea creatures found in New England’s oceans and lakes. There’s also a 200-gallon salt water shark and ray touch tank — the largest on the east coast — which replicates marine habitats such as mangroves and lagoons. It’s been recently renovated, says Tony Lacasse, New England Aquarium’s media director. “We have just done a $17 million renovation to the giant sea tank; it’s a four-story exhibit with a wraparound spiral walkway.”

Come at the right time and experience live presentations at the tank and ask questions about sharks and green sea turtles. Then check out the Yawkey Coral Reef center, which houses both eels and sea urchins. Don’t miss visiting the seals, either! Two families of Atlantic harbor seals live at the aquarium, including the descendants of the famous talking seal, Hoover.

The New England Aquarium has an IMAX theatre where visitors watch movies about marine creatures and wildlife on a screen as large as a six story building.

For further info call 617-973-5200 or visit http://www.neaq.org/.

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