Myrtle the Turtle should be very proud. Always Pets just came out with a ranking of the Top 35 Aquariums in the good ol’ U S of A and New England Aquarium did (to quote Larry David) pretty, pretty good.
Aquariums are a fascinating place. Where else can you stand face-to-face with an octopus besides in the deep sea or in your nightmares? Here sharks are your well-contained friends instead of filling your soul with panic while trying to mow down a clam strip roll in Chatham.
There are around 170 aquariums (or “aquaria” to be more book-savvy) in the country and 2 of the top 35 are here in New England. We’ll take it!
Here they are, the Top 35 Best Aquariums in the Country: