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New England Aquarium

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New England Aquarium

Interested in visiting the New England Aquarium and take in an IMAX film while there. Wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how much time I should allot for the aquarium (excluding the IMAX film). I don't want to rush through anything, but I'm generally not someone who would spend too much time reading display text or studying anything in particular in too much detail. What would be a reasonable amount of time to spend here?

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1. Re: New England Aquarium

I have not been in a few years, I would give it 3 hours. Possibly more if a nice day, you can have lunch in the back overlooking the harbor.

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I like the aquarium and like to read and touch everything...lol...but even so..I can easily do it in 3 hours...and that's including watching a couple of the many live demonstrations they have throughout the day.

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I think the Aquarium is great, but I must say three hours seems a bit long to me--unless you can establish a lasting relationship with a penguin. But everyone's style is different.

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Thanks for all the input so far. It looks like I have about 1.5 hours for the aquarium, plus time alloted to see 1 IMAX film. Hopefully this will be sufficient; we have a similar type of venue in Montreal and that generally takes about 1 hour to work through, so I am using that as a basis for planning my visit to the New England Aquarium.

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