The Aquarium offers a wealth of programs and classes year-round for members, families, adult learners, school groups and community organizations.

Family Programs

The Aquarium offers programs and activities especially for families. You can take advantage of many of them during your visit, including Blue Discoveries Family Day. Or join us for a special Sea Squirts class with your young child!

Members-Only Programs

The Aquarium has special events and programs exclusively for members. Many other programs are offered to members at a discount.


Meet the Animals

The Aquarium has many opportunities to meet our animals during a visit or through additional programs. Whether you want to play with the seals or volunteer behind the scenes, you can see and experience the animals up close.


Summer Programs

We offer a number of programs during the summer, including Harbor Discoveries camp, summer teen internships and, from April to October, Whale Watch.


Teen Programs

The Teen Programs office at the Aquarium is the place for 13- to 19-year-olds who want to get involved. We offer a variety of volunteer and paid opportunities.



Community Outreach

Our off-site programs reach thousands of people at schools, hospitals, community centers and promotional events every year.



Group Programs

The Aquarium offers educational programs designed for youth groups like scouts or clubs. These programs can be arranged for various group sizes both at the Aquarium and in the community.


Aquarium Lecture Series

The New England Aquarium presents this series with the generous support of the Lowell Institute. The Aquarium Lecture Series is free and open to the public.



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