New England Aquarium
We all know the New England Aquarium is a great place to take your kid, but it's also surprisingly diverting for the restless twentysomething. Don't believe us? After you pass by the African penguins, who make defecating on each other a sport, and hit up the psychedelic sea dragon and moon jellyfish displays, try brushing up on your Parseltongue with the Amazonian green anaconda on display. Or check out the Giant Ocean Tank, in which nurse sharks, barracudas, and Myrtle the giant sea turtle circle around a four-story coral reef. Alternate title for this award: "Best Place To Trip Balls."
One Central Wharf, Boston | 617.973.5200 | nea.org