New England Aquarium

Spend a wonderful day at the New England Aquarium. It's a great family outing with lots to see at the different exhibits. There is also a theatre where you can choose from various 22 minute movies like The Great White Shark and Turtle Odyssey.

Introducing Tatoosh! This beautiful octopus is the latest octopus at New England Aquarium. The two-year-old, nearly 8-pound giant Pacific octopus is named after an island that is part of a chain of islands off the coast of Washington. This magnificent creature lives in th Pacific coast, can change colors and has excellent eyesight.

African Penguin Exhibit

The African Penguin, also known as jackass penguins for their loud call (which sounds like a donkey’s bray). The Aquarium breeds the African penguins as part of a Species Survival Plan and promotes education programs about penguins.

New England Aquarium Virtual Tour

Below is just one of their cool virtual tours video given by Madison of the New England Aquarium. Make sure to visit their Virtual Tours page on their website for more fun videos and activities.

California Sea Lions

This extraordinary sea creatures are a joy to watch. They grow up to 8 feet long and can swim at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. If you look at the sea lion on the left, you will notice the body seems curled up. This is called jug handling where they curl up to reduce heat loss. 

Olympic Coast Sanctuary

Such a beautiful exhibit with a humongous variety of species to see. It's so much fun trying to find each one. This photo below is courtesy of Vanessa Kahn from the New England Aquarium and really shows off the marvel of this exhibit.

Sea Jellies

Jellyfish are called sea jellies in aquariums because technically they are not fish. They have no brains or bones and yet one the best survivors in the world. Below is one of the sea jellies we photographed.

Make sure to visit The New England Aquarium website which has lots of information, videos and activities (including for teachers). 

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