Ages 12 to 24 months

Sea Squirts Preview

Specially designed for our youngest learners, the Sea Squirts Preview program is a great introduction to our Sea Squirts classes for 2 to 4 year olds! Over the course of four weeks, your child will become more comfortable in our classroom setting and you will become more confident exploring the Aquarium with your children outside of class time.

  1. Sea Squirts Preview

    2016 Program Dates

    Sea Squirts topics are adapted for our youngest learners. Classes take place Mondays at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Register online for these programs by selecting the date of the session you wish to attend. A minimum of 5 children participants will be required to run a session.

    October 24, 31, November 7, 14

    9:30 a.m. session

    11:00 a.m. session

    2:30 p.m. session

  2. Cost

    There is a fee of $55 for members and $100 for non-members for the series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non-members. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket for non-members.

    To reserve your space, call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to reserve your space. Payment is due upon registration. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket.

  3. FAQs

    Still have questions? Check out our Sea Squirts FAQs (pdf) or feel free to contact Family Programs at kids.ed@neaq.org or 617-226-2123 for additional information.

Ages 2 to 4 years old

Sea Squirts

Continue your youngster’s ocean education with Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration.

  1. Sea Squirts

    2016 Program Dates and Topics

    Ocean Motion

    Can you swim like a fish? Walk like a crab?
    Dig like a clam? Float like a jelly?

    • Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Wednesdays: September 7, 14, 21, 28
    • Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22, 29
    Ocean Adventurers

    Come along with us as we learn about exploring the ocean by boat, plane, submarine and scuba gear!

    • Tuesdays: October 4, 18, 25, November 1
    • Wednesdays: October 5, 19, 26, November 2
    • Thursdays: October 6, 20, 27, November 3
    Polar Animals

    Join us on an expedition to the poles of our blue planet, home to penguins, walruses, seals and polar bears.

    • Tuesdays: November 8, 15, 29, December 6
    • Wednesdays: November 9, 16, 30, December 7
    • Thursdays: November 10, 17, December 1, 8
  2. Cost

    Each series consists of four weekly classes. There is a fee of $55.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members for each series of four classes. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non-members as classes end in the Aquarium. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket for non-members.

  3. FAQs

    Still have questions? Check out our Sea Squirts FAQs (pdf) or feel free to contact Family Programs at kids.ed@neaq.org or 617-226-2123 for additional information.

For 8 years old and older

Summer Camps

For students entering 4th grade and above, Harbor Discoveries is an interactive marine and environmental science program that incorporates traditional camp activities. Nature serves as our outdoor classroom as we travel to explore aquatic environments. 

For Teens

We offer a variety of educational, volunteer, and paid opportunities for teens ages 13 through 19. Programs happen throughout the year.

  1. Programs for Teens

    Advanced Summer Camp

    Harbor Discoveries Advanced Camps are for those entering 8th and 9th grade in the fall of 2016. Incoming 10th graders are also eligible for special two-week programs.

  2. ClimaTeens

    ClimaTeens is a group of dedicated 14 – 18-year olds who care about the oceans and who want to contribute to a healthy planet.

  3. live blue™ Ambassadors

    The live blue™ Ambassador program is a service learning program for teens ages 14 to 18 who are interested in serving the Aquarium’s mission beyond the walls of the Aquarium.

  4. Marine Biologists in Training

    There are two sessions of Marine Biologists in Training (MBIT), one in the spring and one in the fall, which explore marine science topics for teens ages 13 to 17.

  5. Teen Internships

    The Summer Teen Internship Program is a great opportunity for teens to challenge themselves and learn useful skills while having fun and meeting new friends.

  6. Teen Alumni

    The Aquarium provides professional resources, volunteer, and leadership opportunities and reflection practices to help young adults who participated in our programs.