" Maps, directions and parking

The Aquarium is conveniently located on downtown Boston’s historic waterfront. We are easily reached by foot, by subway and by car. If you want to pre-plan your trip to the Aquarium, check out the Aquarium Visitors Map, highlighting key exhibits and locations.

By Car

The Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf, near the Marriott Hotel and close to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market. More ...

Car Parking

Parking options for the Aquarium include validated parking, non-validated parking and bus parking. If you want to park your car and take public transportation the rest of the way, inexpensive parking is available at major MBTA stations around Boston. More ...

By Foot

If you are already in the Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area, the North End, Government Center or the Financial District, the Aquarium is just a short walk away. View a map of the area around the Aquarium.

By Subway/Train

The closest subway stop is just 100 yards from the Aquarium. It is the Aquarium stop on MBTA’s Blue Line. All other subway lines connect to the Blue Line, and stops off all of the lines are only a short walk from the Aquarium, including the State stop on the Orange Line (8-minute walk), the Government Center stop on the Green Line (10-minute walk), and the South Station stop on the Red Line (10-15-minute walk).

By Boat

Two different commuter boat services land on Central Wharf immediately adjacent to the Aquarium. For complete schedules and ticket prices visit each service's website. MBTA commuter boats depart from Hull, Quincy and Logan Airport. The Salem Ferry runs five times each day from Salem, Mass.