Search programs by grade or look at our complete list of school programs offered. Descriptions of each program include grade levels, the appropriate Massachusetts Curriculum Standards, whether the program is a classroom or field trip activity, and whether or not it features live animals. You can also download our printable Schooling catalog.

School Programs by Grade

Complete List of School Programs

We offer a breadth of school programs, covering animals from penguins, sharks, fish, squid, whales and turtles to various habitats from tidepools to the wide open ocean. Find the exact program that best suits your young learners

Classroom Programs

These programs occur in a classroom environment at your school. Most are also available as programs for an Aquarium field trip. They provide an intimate, hands-on learning experience.

Assembly and Exhibit Programs

Assembly programs resemble interactive theater and feature audience participation. Exhibit programs feature interactive exhibit areas with hands-on activities.

Aquarium "Free to Learn" Free Admission program

The Aquarium is pleased to underwrite 15,000 free admissions for Massachusetts schoolchildren during the 2008-2009 school year. Our "Free to Learn" program is for schools that demonstrate financial need, as defined by the percentage of students that are eligible for free/reduced lunch. 

Programs for Teens

The Office of Teen Programs coordinates a variety of opportunities for teenagers to get involved in the Aquarium. Whether they're interested in animals, the oceans or our blue planet in general, teens can participate through volunteer opportunties, paid positions, classes and more.

Aquarium Lecture Series

Open to all ages for free, the Aquarium has been providing lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series last approximately and hour and are followed by a reception.

Contact Information

  • To get more information or to book a program, please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206.
  • If you would like more information on a specific program, please contact School programs via email at or by phone at 617-226-2123 or 617-226-2147.