New England Aquarium

Home to Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which runs from April through October, the New England Aquarium features a plethora of some of the world's most amazing marine species, such as the impressive giant pacific octopus, sand tiger shark, green sea turtles and North Atlantic Right whales, and is an absolute must for children of all ages and any adult in love with the underwater world. The aquarium is a wonderful family attraction for a rainy day. Basic admission includes the aquarium, while the IMAX and Whale Watch charge additional fees.

Address: 1 Central Wharf

Website: www.neaq.org/index.php

Telephone: (617) 973-5200

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, weekends 9am-6pm.

Admission: $24.95 (adults); $17.95 (children aged 3 to 11); Other concessions and packages available.