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The New England Aquarium - a Must-See Attraction in Boston - Yahoo Voices  October 1, 2012 – 05:29 am
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An awesome place to go when you are visiting Boston is the New England Aquarium. The Giant Ocean Tank is an awesome aquarium to see. There are also dolphin and sea lion daily shows that are fun to watch. The Simons IMAX Theatre offers some great shows. I went there many times while growing up in the Boston area. Over 1.5 million people visit the aquarium and theater each year. I would say this is my one of my favorite places to go as a kid.

Giant Ocean Tanks
The Giant Ocean Tank is so large that they built first and then built the building around it. The Giant Ocean Tank has over 200, 000 gallons of water and is 40 feet wide and 23 feet deep. There are exhibits all around the outside wall of the building. Electric Ell is one exhibit you can see. There are some exhibits like the penguins on the bottom floor. It is a great place to go see Penguins, Sharks, Snakes, Sea Turtles, Seals, and more.

Edge of the Sea's Tide Pool
There is a place for kids and adults alike to touch sea animals. You can hold a hermit crab in your hand. Reach out and touch a sea star. When I was there, you could touch a sea pickle. At the Edge of the Sea's tide pool, touch tank there is someone there to answer your questions.

Whale Watching
Go whale watching at the New England Aquarium, play with the Seals, or check out the other family programs they have available. The North Atlantic Right Whale can be as big as 70 tons and up to 55 feet long. The whale trips can run three to four hours. The whale trips are open from April to October.

IMAX Theatre
Visit the IMAX Theatre, see the presentations, or the watch the shows. The IMAX has many different shows including some that are 3D. You will see the sea animals in many different habitats, and those that are too small, too large, or too endangered to be able to have at the New England Aquarium.

Support as a Member
Become a member and enjoy free admission, exclusive discounts, special offers, and invitations. Donations and Corporate Partners help protect the oceans. Become a part to help the Aquarium's mission and programs.

Teacher Resources
There are teacher resources to help at the Aquarium and back in the classroom. They provide students with resources, games and activities. Check out their web cams, videos, blogs and more.

Another Close Attraction
When you have finished visiting the New England Aquarium about four blocks away is Boston's Quincy Market take a walk over and enjoy the sights and sounds as well as the food.

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