The New England Aquarium opened in the summer of 1969 and was part of the waterfront urban renewal plan that transformed central wharf. A new wing in 1998 included an outdoor harbor seal exhibit, and the IMAX theater was added in 2001.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help