Our step-by-step field trip planning guide includes chaperone policies, pricing and payment policies, reservations and ways to help you make the case for an Aquarium field trip. We also cover check-in and parking, planning your choice of presentations and shows, lunch and gift shop options. In addition, we offer free guided tours of the Aquarium to teachers preparing for a field trip.
Planning a field trip to the Aquarium? Use this engaging video to help your students and your chaperones get acquainted with the Aquarium before you even step off the bus. The video is available to share online or download to burn on DVDs.
What is the best way to get to know a shark? The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank is a place where people can come and interact with sharks and rays. This video explains how the exhibit works.
Prepare for a Field Trip
Join the Teacher Resource Center staff for the annual Educator Appreciation Night, and experience the exhibits, Simons IMAX Theatre and much more for free. Download the printable Schooling catalog including professional development workshops, classroom programs and IMAX films offered on site at the Aquarium.
Making the Reservation
Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance to qualify for the group rate. Book your field trip or program with Central Reservations at 617-973-5206, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a group inquiry form.
For schools that meet the specific criteria for financial need, we offer free admission to students. Find out more about the "Free to Learn" Free Admission Program for Schools.
The Big Yellow Bus is a partnership between the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It helps schools meet transportation costs for educational field trips. Applications are accepted online.
Target awards many grants to help fund field trips. You must apply online through their website. Follow this link for details and deadlines.