Perfect for scouts and other recreational groups

The New England Aquarium offers a variety of options for youth groups whether you are visiting the Aquarium or would like us to visit you!


Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Join an educator for a personalized behind-the-scenes tour of one of our many galleries. You'll learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health and other insider tidbits.

Explorer Classes
Explore the oceans through a variety of topics, including sharks, penguins, and tidepools. These programs take place in the Aquarium’s Harborside Learning Lab, and are a great addition to any visit!

Outreach Programs
Let us visit you! We offer a variety of outreach programs that are suitable for a wide range of ages. These programs can take place in community centers, church halls, or any large indoor space.

Field Experiences
New England Aquarium educators will help you arrange a field trip with your group to a local tidepool habitat or salt marsh. Please contact the Education Department at 617-226-2147 for field experience pricing.

Tidepool Open House
Have the Aquarium bring their touch tanks to your family event or science night! The program can last from two to five hours, depending on your event. For more details or pricing information, please contact

If you would like more information on a specific program, please contact the Education department via email at or by phone at 617-226-2123 or 617-226-2147.