Home-School Field Trip Days

The New England Aquarium is committed to providing interactive and informative programming for students in homeschool programs. We are in the process of creating our fall 2018 homeschooling program. Please continue to check back for more details. If you would like to be placed on an email list for homeschooling updates, please email groupsales@neaq.org

Activities for Home Schoolers

Below, find activities to help you explore the Aquarium more deeply. These activities encourage content learning and improve science skills as well as support math and literacy development. You can choose to focus on Ecology, Ethology, or Zoology, or focus on the skills practiced. Pick and choose a focus area to guide your own experience through the Aquarium. Aquarium educators will be on hand to help you work on these investigations. Each activity includes a list of recommended materials to bring with you. A pencil and clipboard are always recommended.

Skills

Observation

Data and
Measurement

Communication and
Literacy

Ecology

(study of ecosystems)

Tank Expert

Adaptation & Survival

Dive Deeper

Visit the Giant Ocean Tank (GOT)

GOT Census & GOT Fishes Guide

PIPA Blog
Divers Blog
Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland*

Ethology
(study of
animal behavior)

Follow One Animal

Penguin Observations

Seal Studies

Watch a Harbor Seal or
Fur Seal Training Session

Penguin Distribution

Seal Observations

Shark Scientists Tools

Secret Animal

Training Vocabulary

Training Blog

Zoology
(study of animal life)

New England Adaptations
Animal Adaptations guide 

 

Shark Observation

Life Drawing

Fish mouths 
Bony Fish (Bony Fish Guide, GOT Fishes Guide)
Rescue Blog
Great White Shark 3D*

*Get at-home extensions for our IMAX movies.