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Nantucket Aquarium

Features Animals
28 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3849
+1 508-228-5387
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Not worth the $

It was really small for the $. You can't spend more than 15 minutes there and the kids working were... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Burlington, Connecticut
Very small aquarium, nice for small kids

We visit the aquarium every time we go to Nantucket and it's one of our son's favorite things to do... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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“tropical fish” (2 reviews)
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28 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3849
+1 508-228-5387
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

It was really small for the $. You can't spend more than 15 minutes there and the kids working were not very helpful. Pass.

Thank BadgerConn
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visit the aquarium every time we go to Nantucket and it's one of our son's favorite things to do on the island besides going to the beach. He's 8 years old now but we started going when he was four and he insists we...More

Thank bostravel122
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe that we paid $36 to visit this aquarium. What a ripoff. It's 2 huts with a few fish tanks in each. There are more fish at petsmart.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family loves this aquarium! It is entirely run by students and they do a fantastic job. It features only animals local to Nantucket waters, so exclusively salt water fish. The tiny puffer fish, seahorses, and baby horseshoe crabs were a highlight. I had no...More

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Most people hear aquarium and think of something on a much, much larger scale. I guess I had the same thing in mind... But as we approached this tiny little aquarium, I realized just how perfect a place it is for such a small island....More

1  Thank asperl
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We did the feeding frenzy. At $36 for a family of three it wasn't memorable. Despite the fact that the feeding frenzy clearly caters to kids the young woman leading the tour was clearly annoyed by kids (upon a cute little boy interrupting her to...More

Thank BostonMom333
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Very small aquarium, but worth the time! Learned about the Killifish, and the distinction between their markings/stripes; the little, green, boxy, toxic fish. Also about the tropical fish that swim here in the Gulf Stream, and then have no means of getting back. The aquarium...More

1  Thank Jakermymon
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I had to ask how long this had been there, such was my disappointment in this "aquarium". I was told over ten years, and could hardly believe it. The exhibit consisted of two rooms housing fish tanks, which included jellyfish (probably the best thing there),...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is always a great experience with the kids. The touch-a-tank is great and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank LocalGuyNorwood1
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I worked here, when this 1st opened, before it was a real Aq. It was a wonderful experience. We caught the animals, maintained them and then returned them ALL back to the sea at the end of the season. It was a great thing to...More

1  Thank Shubael
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