The Field Experience Program seeks to make school field trips to marine habitats more than “just a day at the beach.” Explore New England's animal and plant life with Aquarium experts. Each field experience includes a pre-visit in the classroom where we will introduce the ecosystem and a post-visit wrap up to emphasize the major learning goals. Hone science and literacy skills with journals, scientific tools and processes.


Salt Marsh — curriculum covers adaptations and food webs
Sandy Beach — adaptations, landforms or classifications
Rocky Coast — adaptation, measurement and data
Freshwater Pond — watershed, ecosystems or food webs

  • Offered for grades 1-12
  • Up to 60 students per session
  • 2 hours
  • $500, additional times/days can be added for $150 per experience
  • Involves live animals

Contact Senior Program Educator Sylvia Scharf at or 617-973-5455 if interested.

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (as a guideline)