The New England Aquarium is one of the Great Waterfront Boston Attractions

23 Jun

Visitors to Boston are certainly in for a treat when it comes to enjoying the incredible sea life – and we don’t mean on a plate. Head to the New England Aquarium where you’ll be delighted to get up close and personal with aquatic animals from around the world.


The New England Aquarium opened to the public in 1969 at 1 Central Wharf in Boston, Mass. Today, it features not only the main aquarium building, but also the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November each year. It is one of the most popular Boston Attractions with more than 1.3 million visitors annually.


The Giant Ocean Tank opened in 1970, which at the time was the largest circular ocean tank in the world. In 1974, a multi-storied ship, Discovery, was moored next to the Aquarium as a floating mammal pavilion. This 1,000-seat stadium overlooked a 116,000-gallon pool that hosted dolphins and sea lions until the ship’s retirement due to age and cost in the mid 2000s.


According to the New England Aquarium’s vision and mission statement, it is redefining what it means to be an aquariumcombining education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean. Through a wide variety of educational programs and conservation initiatives, we make a lasting impact globally.”


With the concerning consequences of overfishing, climate change, pollution and habitat loss, the New England Aquarium is working to build awareness and find innovative solutions through marine conservation and research. Their programs are designed to inspire a new generation of ocean stewards, protect endangered species and habitats, change fishing practices, and create the largest marine-protected area in the world – the Phoenix Islands.


Although all of these goals may sound serious and sobering, visiting the New England Aquarium is anything but. Visitors are sure to have fun, be amazed, charmed, entertained and even exhilarated by the beauty and intrigue of the ocean’s fascinating creatures.


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The Giant Ocean Tank is home to a huge Caribbean coral reef. Northern fur seals frolic in their open-air exhibit, and African penguins are ready to greet you at the entrance. The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank allows you to feel the smooth wings of cownose rays or gently stroke bonnethead or epaulette sharks as they glide by. You’ll see turtles and tortoises whose lineage has been here for nearly 300 million years – long before the dinosaurs, and twice a day, the Aquarium’s staff feed the penguins herring, which is quite a sight to see.


The 4-hour Whale Watches guarantee sightings as you’re sped out aboard the Voyager III to discover the world’s largest mammals in the rich feeding grounds of whales, dophins, sea birds and other marine life.


The New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre is also an incredible experience with its 65-foot-high by 85-foot-wide screen that will take you on incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space and anywhere in between. The IMAX and IMAX 3D technology will allow you to encounter animals and habitats that are too large or small, or too endangered to experience in an Aquarium setting.


No matter how you choose to spend your day at the fabulous New England Aquarium, you’re sure to be in for a treat as you’re swept into magic of the blue part of the planet.


About Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Back Bay Hotel


Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the City – just yards from Boston Common, America’s oldest Public Park.


This Luxury Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional Concierge and Guest Services, 941 finely-appointed Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, premier Dining with 9 on-site Restaurants including Melting Pot and the Statler’s Lounge. Other Guest Services include a 24-hour Fitness Center, 24-hour Business Center, and 65,000-square-feet of exceptional Boston Meeting Space including the exquisite Boston Park Plaza Castle located across the street – one of Boston’s most recognized and renowned Landmarks used exclusively for Boston Social Functions.


Since opening in 1927, Boston Park Plaza Hotel is recognized as a member of the Historic Hotels of America and a preferred Boston Hotel.


From Boston Park Hotel’s ideal location, Business and Leisure Guests can easily access all that Boston has to offer including Funeuil Hall Marketplace, Boston’s Historic Landmarks, Boston Common, Boston’s Back Bay, world-renowned Newbury Street for Boston Shopping, Boston Attractions, and Boston Activities, and the Theatre and Financial Districts. Our Boston Hotel is located just 3 miles from Boston’sLogan International Airport.


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