New England Aquarium is one of the most acclaimed attractions in the Boston area. The institute is a global leader in marine conservation and focuses not only on entertaining and teaching its visitors but on saving the environment in the process. The aquarium has more than 70 exhibits and features diverse animals from all over the world. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the Simons IMAX Theatre which shows films in both 2-D and 3-D. From April - November the aquarium hosts whale watches, taking visitors on a catamaran to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. This area is a feeding ground for multiple species of whales and dolphins.