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New England Aquarium accepts 37-year old entry ticket

Robert Besser
18 Jun 2021, 10:20 GMT+10


BOSTON, Massachusetts: A 37-year old admissions ticket was honored by a Boston museum, with the bearer of the ticket being younger than the ticket itself.

Rachel Carle, 26, reported that her great aunt, Catherine Cappiello, purchased the ticket to enter the New England Aquarium in Boston more than 37 years ago, reports the Boston Herald.

However, as Cappiello and a friend arrived at the aquarium near closing time in November, 1983, they were issued a "late gate ticket," which was good for a visit at a later time.

Cappiello, who lives in New Jersey, recently gave the ticket to Carle, who is enrolled at Harvard University.

Written on the ticket are instructions that allow the holder to return "at anytime in the future."

The late tickets, however, were discontinued some 25 years ago, according to aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill.

"We honor each valid admission ticket, and this was one," Spruill said. "Forty years is a long time to be carrying that ticket around, and we're so glad she did," as reported in the Boston Herald.

Carle later tweeted a photo of the yellowed ticket.

The New England Aquarium, a research institution, is one of Boston's most popular attractions.

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