Our programs can travel and are great for your festivals, library events, family days, science nights, and more!

Program components can vary based on your event, and include live tidepool animals or interactive exhibit stations. The program can last from two to five hours. For more information on how to bring the Aquarium Open House to your event, check back to complete the open house inquiry form.


Popular Event Activities

Traveling Tidepool: The exhibit allows kids and adults to handle and observe a wide range of live tidepool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations.

Community Counts: NEW Kids and adults will explore, experiment, and collaborate to make changes to a city model of Boston that will positively affect the ocean and the residents of Boston as we face impacts of climate change.

Engineering and Erosion: NEW Perfect for STEM festivals and fairs this exhibit offers a chance for kids and adults to play and test different interventions to limit the erosion of sand from our sandy coastline models. Created with support from National Grid.

Sustainable Seafood: NEW Perfect for farmers markets and food events. This exhibit allows families to handle and observe some live tidepool animals as well as play games that help link the ocean to your plate.



Contact Community Programs at 617-973-0281 or communityprograms@neaq.org.