Specially designed for our youngest learners, the Sea Squirts Preview program is a great introduction to our Sea Squirts classes for 2 to 4 year olds!

Especially for younger kids, Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the Aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on developing motor skills, independence and socialization, as well as introduce your young one to new materials.

Over the course of four weeks, your child will become more comfortable in our classroom setting and you will become more confident exploring the Aquarium with your children outside of class time. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories, art projects and a visit to the exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic.

Classes meet in the Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building. There is a fee of $50.00 for members and $95.00 for non-members for the series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non-members. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket for non-members.

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2016 Program Dates

Series A and B focus on different sets of Sea Squirts topics adapted for our youngest learners. Classes take place Mondays at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Series A: January 11, 25, February 1, 8
Series B: March 21, 28, April 4, 11
Series A: May 16, 23, June 6, 13
Series B: October 24, 31, November 7, 14

Register online for these programs by selecting the date of the session you wish to attend. A minimum of 5 children participants will be required to run a session.

Contact Family Programs at kids.ed@neaq.org or 617-226-2123 for additional information. Please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to reserve your space. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket.