Not only does the Aquarium offer great food and merchandise at our gift shop, there are literally hundreds of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.


Visitors to the Aquarium have great food choices in the main building, at The Reef on the Aquarium plaza and right nearby. Since the Aquarium is located on the Boston waterfront, there are great seafood restaurants nearby, but also brick oven pizzerias, snack bars and sandwich shops, and full-service restaurants.

Aquarium Gift Shop

We offer great gifts and souvenirs through our online gift shop and our gift shop next to the Aquarium lobby. All proceeds from our sales of merchandise go directly to support our education, conservation and research programs.

Shopping Near the Aquarium

When you are in Boston to visit the Aquarium, take some time to visit the many great shopping destinations within walking distance or a short T ride away.