Monday, October 7, 2013

Visit to the New England Aquarium

Hey all! This weekend my parents came to visit us, and we took a trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston. This place is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in nature at all--it has a ton of exhibits with a huge variety of species! I took a bunch of pictures there and I thought I'd post some of them for you.

Hey there.

Several of the pics are unfortunately blurry because those darn animals just wouldn't stop moving to pose for me! But I hope you like them anyway. There are a lot, so I'll put them after the jump...

The first exhibit we visited was the shark and ray touch tank. Sting rays are very slimy!

Here you can see a shark and a ray snuggling together under a rock, while another swims by:

Meanwhile, this ray was doing his best to blend in:

My favorite exhibit was probably the jellyfish room. They are so alien-looking, it's hard to believe we're distantly related to them!

These guys reminded me of the underwater enemies from the old Mario Bros. games:

Piranha: a face only a mother could love. (I didn't see the second one lurking in the corner at first!)

The tail end of an electric eel. The display made a noise every time the eel gave off an electrical impulse, which was pretty neat!

A gang of seahorses. The one in front seems to be examining those little crabs:

A cute little starfish:

One of the exhibits is a giant cylindrical tank that you can view from all angles and heights. I got a great pic of this giant sea turtle's shell:

This sea lion was just relaxing by the pool (and someone's glasses!):

Meanwhile, these ones were having a good time in the water:

Penguin feeding time!

And a tiny little cuttlefish looking very chill:

Finally, some of the beautiful coral, anemones, and various other lifeforms:

Like I said, if you find yourself in Boston with some spare time, definitely consider going to the New England Aquarium! They have an IMAX theater and whale watching boats too!


  1. This is awesome!!! Your aquarium looks so much better than ours here in Virginia Beach. The jellyfish room is always my favorite too :)

    1. Awww. Well at least you have an aquarium to visit! I spent the last 9 years living in the middle of nowhere. :-P