Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration.

Similar classes are available for children 12 to 24 months old through our Sea Squirts Preview classes.

 

Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects, live animals when appropriate and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Each series consists of four weekly classes. There is a fee of $50.00 for members and $95.00 for non-members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non-members as classes end in the Aquarium. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket for non-members. If younger siblings are close enough in age to participate, they may require registration themselves.Classes are held in the Aquarium's Ocean Center, which is across the plaza from the main Aquarium building.

 

These popular programs fill up quickly. If your preferred class is full, you will be put on a waitlist and alerted if any slots become available for you and your child. A minimum of five child participants will be required to run a session.

 

 

Program Topics

2015  Programs  
Ocean Babies — NEW
Being small in the big ocean isn't easy. Come learn how these little critters grow to be adults.

Tuesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29

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Ocean Opposites
Explore things that are big and small, fast and slow, light and dark and hot and cold in the ocean.

Tuesdays: February 3, 10, 24, March 3
Wednesdays: February 4, 11, 25, March 4
Thursdays: February 5, 12, 26, March 5

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Just Like You and Me — NEW
Learn how Aquarium celebrity animals eat, sleep and play—just like you and me!

Tuesdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesdays: March 11, 18, 25, April 1
Thursdays: March 12, 19, 26, April 2

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Best Friends
Learn about symbiosis through some well-known ocean pairs, such as the clownfish and the anemone.

Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 28, May 5
Wednesdays: April 8, 15, 29, May 6
Thursdays: April 9, 16, 30, May 7

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Hide and Seek
Some animals really love to hide by blending in. Come help us look for them!

Tuesdays: May 12, 19, 26, June 2
Wednesdays: May 13, 20, 27, June 3
Thursdays: May 14, 21, 28, June 4

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Rainbow Ocean, Part 1
In part one of this eight-week series, learn about ocean animals that are red, orange, yellow and green.

Tuesdays: September 8, 22, 29, October 6
Wednesdays: September 9, 23, 30, October 7
Thursdays: September 10, 24, October 1, 8

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Rainbow Ocean, Part 2
In part two of this eight-week series, learn about ocean animals that are blue, purple, white and black.

Tuesdays: October 13, 20, 27, November 3
Wednesdays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4
Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5

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Deep Sea — NEW
Dive down and explore the squiggly, wiggly animals of the deep, dark ocean.

Tuesdays: November 10, 17, December 1, 8
Wednesdays: November 11, 18, December 2, 9
Thursdays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10

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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. Payment is due upon registration. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket.