ATTRACTIONS — USA:
New England Aquarium
If you’re looking to take a trip to exotic waters without leaving
the United States, the New England Aquarium in Boston is the place to
go. Here, you can experience more than 70 exhibits that feature aquatic
animals from all over the world. As you enter, you can greet the African
penguins. Then, you can feel the smooth wing of a cownose ray, until you
wind your way around the four-story Giant Ocean Tank, where you find a
huge Carribbean coral reef. After that, you can go back out and see the
Northern fur seals. They are in action in their very own open-air exhibit.
End the visit with the Atlantic harbor seals out front, and you’ll
be sure to leave the park happy!
But what’s really great about the park is that the animals seem
to be happy, too. The New England Aquarium seeks to make a lasting global
impact, and through its conservation and research programs, aspires to
develop and implement new solutions to protect the oceans and balance
the human impacts on them. Through the plethora of education programs,
you, too, can become part of this lasting impact.
Prices vary depending on whether you purchase just aquarium admission
or if you want to enter the IMAX theatre or Whale Watching as well. Combo
tickets are also available. Visit the official
website for details on pricing.
In terms of getting there, the easiest way is by subway. The closest
subway stop is just 100 yards from the Aquarium. It is the Aquarium stop
on MBTA’s Blue Line. Many other subway lines connect to the Blue
Line, and stops off all of the lines are only a short walk from the Aquarium,
including the State stop on the Orange Line (8-minute walk), the Government
Center stop on the Green Line (10-minute walk), and the South Station
stop on the Red Line (10-15-minute walk).
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