The Giant Ocean Tank at Boston's New England Aquarium is undergoing a major renovation. PHOTO COURTESY OF NEAQ
If you haven't been to the New England Aquarium in Boston lately, you may be surprised on your next visit. The Aquarium completed their major renovation project, mainly to rebuild the gigantic circular ocean tank that is the centerpiece of this longtime family favorite attraction. The tank features a reflective ceiling dome, new viewing windows, new marine species, a redesign of the reef inside the tank and more.
Don't miss the fearsome lionfish, the delicate leafy seadragons and the mysterious giant Pacific octopus. Go out back to see the Northern fur seals and California sea lions in action in their open-air exhibit, and be sure to visit the Atlantic harbor seals out front. And don't forget to say "hi" to the little blue penguins!
Do you dare pet a shark or stingray? Cownose rays glide within your reach at The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. But don't worry! You don't need scuba gear to see, touch and learn about the wonderful creatures who live in our seas - just step through the doors of Boston's finest aquarium for an underwater adventure the entire family will love!
Learn more about the New England Aquarium website at www.neaq.org.