To Present, Promote and Protect the World of Water
The mission of the New England Aquarium is to increase understanding of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to act to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation of sustainable use of aquatic resources.
The mission is fulfilled through exhibits and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance, and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight aquatic conservation issues of importance. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England.
The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.