Science of Sharks, Giant Ocean Tank, Penguin Colony

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Art Openings/Arts, Cultural and Educational Events
Kids'/Family Events
New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Science of Sharks: Dive deep into the  Science of Sharks  with the newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium. Get up close to some small but mighty shark species from around the world. Hands-on ac vi es illuminate the remarkable adapta ons that give sharks an edge in the water, while the shark and ray touch tank lets you see—and feel!—these adapta ons in ac on. Shark science comes alive with inspiring videos featuring our researchers and their efforts to help sharks, and dazzling underwater footage featuring Na onal Geographic photographer Brian Skerry transports you to stunning shark habitats. The New England Aquarium is the place to find out why these magnificent ocean predators are even more incredibly cool than you thought. 
Featured Exhibits: Giant Ocean Tank -Enjoy 360-degree views around a spectacular, four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of animals and more than 120 different species.   

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center 
The seals and sea lions are always at play! Watch California sea lions dart through the water and limber Northern fur seals frolic in this beau ful open-air exhibit space.   
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
The Trust Family Founda on Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience an excep onally close encounter.   
Penguin Colony
The Aquarium is home to more than 80 penguins living in the bustling penguin colony surrounding the Giant Ocean Tank. Watch them swim, eat, preen, and bray!