The Aquarium provides educational resources and activities for teachers, families, kids, and adults. Explore all that we have to offer.

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For Schools and Groups
Discover programs available at the Aquarium or in your classroom.

Make learning fun and unforgettable with programs on local marine life and habitats, developing science skills, and encouraging a stronger science identity.

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For Families and Teens
Explore learning opportunities for all ages. 

Search by age group to find learning opportunities for all ages, including classes for toddlers with their parents and volunteer programs for teens.

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For Teachers
Discover resources for you and your classroom.

From professional development workshops to teaching materials on loan, get the tools you need to make ocean education engaging, inspiring, and informative for your students.

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Latest Blog Posts

  1. A Monumental Day for Our Oceans

    The designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is a win for science, a win for vibrant oceans, and, perhaps most important, a win for future generations.

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  2. The Octopus and their Puzzles

    Anna and Sy are the Aquarium’s newest octopus additions. Staff is always working to find new ways to enrich their experience. A good back scratch or arm wrestle can sometimes do the trick…but puzzle boxes are a favorite here at Central Wharf.

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  3. Whale Watch Log

    See what's happening with the humpback whales, seals, and seabirds on Stellwagen Bank with updates from New England Aquarium Whale Watches.

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Programs and Classes

  1. Galapagos marine iguana on rocks

    Aquarium Lecture Series

    Lectures begin September 28. See the full lineup for our fall lecture series.

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  2. loster in hands

    Marine Biologist in Training

    Teens join researchers and educators to better understand and protect the blue planet.

    Apply Online for Fall
  3. sea squirts on play mat


    Can you swim like a fish? Walk like a crab? Learn about ocean motion alongside your young child.

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