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Simons IMAX Theatre at New England Aquarium
Simons IMAX Theatre at New England Aquarium

Simons IMAX Theatre at New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

The Basics

The Simons IMAX Theatre can be visited independently and offers a great enhancement to a New England Aquarium visit. With steeply pitched seats and a massive 65-by-85-foot (20-by-26-meter) screen, there are no bad seats in the house. Prebook your ticket to guarantee entry, or opt for a combo ticket that includes entrance to the aquarium for extra savings. For a full experience, add on a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium. Those planning to sightsee in Boston should consider a multi-attraction sightseeing pass, which offers discounted admission to the aquarium along with a number of other top attractions in the city.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Simons IMAX Theatre is ideal for families with kids and animal lovers.

  • The theater is located in a separate building from the aquarium.

  • Snacks are available in the lobby.

  • The theater is wheelchair-accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired.

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How to Get There

The theater is located adjacent to the New England Aquarium, in Central Wharf. Parking can be expensive, so it’s best to use public transit. The theater is accessible via the MBTA subway (the T), which has a stop nearby on State Street.

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When to Get There

The theater typically shows several films multiple times a day. Schedules change periodically, so check the website before planning a trip to avoid disappointment.

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New England Aquarium

See over 15,000 sea creatures at the New England Aquarium. The main attraction is the 4-story, 200,000-gallon (760,000-liter) Giant Ocean Tank, which houses a coral reef display and a large variety of fish, sharks, and turtles. Don’t miss popular resident Myrtle the Turtle and other highlights including the Thinking Gallery and the Edge of the Sea touch tank.

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