Each year, we are pleased to offer free admission to Massachusetts children in grades K-12 from schools that meet the criteria for financial need, which is determined by the percentage of students in the school who are eligible for the federal free or reduced lunch program.
"Free to Learn" field trips take place from September through February during the school day. Weekends, vacation periods and Fridays are unavailable, and other blackout dates may apply.
As part of the program and to enhance the educational component of the visit, a teacher or representative from the school is required to attend a free two-hour field trip preparation workshop offered by the Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC). The workshop includes a tour of the TRC and a curriculum-based guided tour of the Aquarium exhibits. Workshop participants will receive several standards-based educational activities to use before, during or after the field trip. If you have attended a workshop during the 2012-13 school year, you can recruit a colleague to come to this year’s workshop. If you have attended prior to 2012-13, you will be required to attend a workshop to be eligible to receive tickets.
Please note, the Giant Ocean Tank will be undergoing renovations during the 2012–2013 school year. Follow this link for more information.
The Free to Learn program for the 2012–2013 school year is over, and the application period for the 2013–2014 school year is closed. Please check back in April 2014!
For questions or more information, please contact Tracy Rogers at email@example.com or call the Teacher Resource Center at 617-973-6590.
Once you are accepted, you must follow the instructions in the step-by-step field trip guide to make a reservation for your visit.
Made possible by:
The Lowell Institute