New England Aquarium was my first stop after I landed Boston Logan International Airport. I took a red eye a night before.
The New England aquarium is a top attraction on the waterfront of Boston that showcases a wide variety of marine life. It was opened back in 1969 and currently has over 22,000 members. Statistics shows that it receives more than 1.3 million visitors every year, a number that keeps growing with time.
This is a giant ocean tank which makes the centerpiece of the entire place. It has four floors with 200,000 gallons of warm sea water. The Giant Ocean Tank contains enormous coral reefs, which are inhabited by Caribbean fish of nearly every variety. There are a total of more than 675 animals and fish living inside it. The different colors of the fish makes the whole tank quite spectacular.
There are various programs and classes offered in this Boston aquarium. You can get a lot of information on marine life by attending any of them. All the classes are age-appropriate, making them ideal for the whole family.
Simons IMAX Theatre
The theatre is used to showcase habitats and animals that are either too big, too dangerous or too rare to be in the Boston aquarium. It features IMAX 3D film technology with 12000 watts of quality sound.
Presentations, trainings and feeding
There are always special events scheduled, such as feeding penguins, training sessions for seals, animal feeding in the Giant Ocean Tank and various talks and presentations. All these activities can be very entertaining and informative, something that lovers of aquatic life would not wish to miss.
The New England Aquarium is conveniently located on Boston’s waterfront. Using the T, exit at the Blue Line Aquarium stop from where you can easily reach it using the Red, Green or Orange lines.