I accidentally visited the tank on a day when there was an elementary school field trip to it and came away with more appreciation for the poor teachers than for the marine life. Everywhere I went there were kids crowding around the glass windows, shoving each other, yelling and often banging on the glass. At the aquatic petting exhibit, there was a large sign that read “do not remove fish from water” but it only served to highlight the poor job that US schools do with respect to literacy. The aquarium itself is quite good though and, had I not been to the bigger one in Monterey just last year, it would have been an amazing experience despite being overrun by hordes of kids.over 5 years ago
New England Aquarium aka: Boston AquariumWhale Watch. New England Aquarium is featured on the lists Everybody Hates A Tourist: Boston and AZA Member Zoos and Aquariums.
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There’s a long time connection between Boston and Nova Scotia, Canada. I mean, first off, we’re pretty close, being only up the coast and around the corner a little bit. Nova Scotia provides the Christmas tree every year for the city of Boston as gratitude for their support during the Halifax Explosion. Bostonians travel here, we travel there…
I first went to the New England Aquarium on a school trip to compete in a music competition. I was dining in their restaraunt, and this older gentleman sat next to my friends and I. We all began to chat, and he immediately noticed we were not from the area – We told him we were from Nova Scotia, and his reaction was, “…Nova Scotia? Is that part of Canada or is that a country?”, we were all a little surprised by that! Then as we began to talk more and more, he thought all Canadian stereotypes were true – I managed to convince him that my mom is a professional hockey player and my dad works at an ice processing plant. :3over 5 years ago
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