New England Aquarium
The sea pervades nearly every aspect of Boston life, so it’s appropriate that the New England Aquarium is one of the city’s most popular attractions. What sets this aquarium apart from similar institutions is its commitment to presenting not only an exciting environment to learn about marine life, but also to conserving the natural habitats of its gilled, feathered, and whiskered inhabitants.
“T” station: Aquarium (blue line)
617 973 5200
www.neaq.org for general info, including current IMAX features
Open 9am–5pm Mon–Fri, 9am–6pm Sat & Sun (extended hours Jul–Aug)