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Meet Myrtle the Sea Turtle at the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium serves as the home of many sea creatures, but Myrtle the green sea turtle has to be the most famous. There’s something oddly endearing about her permanently frowning face, which peeks out from the four-story coral reef where she lives alongside other critters.

You can actually meet and feed Myrtle when you take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Giant Ocean Tank. However, if you just want to explore the aquarium on your own, there’s certainly plenty to see. Myrtle’s place of residence is just one of the many exhibits at the massive aquarium, which boasts the biggest shark and stingray touch tank anywhere on the East Coast. Dip your fingertips into the water to touch the petite sharks and rays, then head to the penguin habitat to meet more than 80 waddling birds dressed in faux tuxedos. In the Amazon Rainforest, catch a glimpse of colorful tree frogs and slithering anacondas. See the creepy creatures that lurk beneath the waters in the Gulf of Maine. These are just a handful of the exhibits waiting for you at the New England Aquarium.