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

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. Classes run for one hour and include free play, circle time with songs, stories and activities, art projects and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Each series consists of four weekly classes. See below for themes and dates.


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. In the case that 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 children participants will be required to run a session.



Program Topics

2014  Programs  
Ocean Motion
Can you swim like a fish? Walk like a crab? Dig like a
clam? Float like a jelly?

Tuesdays: September 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1
Thursdays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2


Ocean Adventurers — NEW
Come along with us as we explore the ocean by boat,
plane and submarine and with scuba gear.

Tuesdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays: October 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursdays: October 9, 16, 23, 30


Polar Animals
Come on an expedition with us to the poles, home of penguins, walruses, seals and polar bears!

Tuesdays: November 4, 18, December 2, 9
Wednesdays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3
Thursdays: November 6, 13, 20, December 4



Contact Family Programs at 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.