HOTELS NEAR New England Aquarium
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HOTELS NEAR New England Aquarium
- Boston Marriott Long Wharf (.07 miles)
- Harborside Inn Of Boston (.17 miles)
- Boston Harbor Hotel (.2 miles)
- Hilton Boston Downtown (.22 miles)
- The Langham, Boston (.32 miles)
- The Bostonion Boston (.35 miles)
- Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown (.36 miles)
- InterContinental Boston (.36 miles)
- Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston (.4 miles)
- The Envoy Hotel (.4 miles)
Look what’s washed up on the local shores. It’s none other than the New England Aquarium. And as a salty old sea dog like myself, I’ve seen my fair share of marine life.
If you be lookin’ for a place to sharpen your mental harpoons and learn about the ocean and its creatures, the New England Aquarium is where you best point your compass. Located in the heart of Boston, the aquarium has been a beacon of marine entertainment and education since 1969.
So what’s the big draw here? Sit right down and you’ll hear a tale of the sea.
First off, there’s the Giant Ocean Tank. This ain’t no ordinary tank, mind you. This thing is four stories high and holds a whopping 200,000 gallons of water. And what’s inside? A Caribbean coral reef, teeming with all sorts of marine life. You can watch divers feed the animals or even take a dive with ’em through the aquarium’s Dive Program.
But that’s not all. The aquarium’s IMAX Theatre is the largest screen in New England. That’s right, the largest. And it’s got a rotating lineup of films that explore the ocean and its inhabitants. You can practically feel like you’re swimming with the fishes.
And speaking of fishes, the penguin colony is a must-see. These African penguins are a hoot to watch as they waddle around and play. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch ’em during feeding time.
But if you really wanna get up close and personal with the animals, you gotta book an Animal Encounter. You can hang howl with a sea lion or harbor seal and learn all about their moods, their favorite foods and other facts about their lifestyle.
If you are really curious about the mysteries of the sea, you won’t get a glimpse of the kraken or the loch ness monster, but the aquarium does offer behind-the-scenes tours. You can see where the animals are fed and cared for, and get a glimpse of the filtration and life-support systems. It’s like peeking behind the curtain of a magic show.
Gar… here’s somethin’ ya might not know. The New England Aquarium was the first public aquarium in the United States to successfully breed and raise a giant ocean sunfish. That’s no easy feat, let me tell ya. And they’ve continued to be leaders in marine animal breeding and conservation ever since.
So there ya have it, folks. The New England Aquarium is a top-notch destination for anyone interested in marine life and conservation. Whether you’re a landlubber or a salty old sea dog like myself, you’ll find somethin’ to love at this place. So what are you waitin’ for? Get out there and explore!
If ya be needing a place to stay, check the captain’s log above where we’ve listed all the closest hotels. Talk about finding buried treasure. Enjoy your stay in Boston!
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