An in-kind gift is a non-cash contribution of goods or services that may or may not have a monetary value assigned. In kind gifts can help defray costs for things such as food and supplies for our animals as well as general operating support for our day to day functions.

Listed below is our wish list of items we currently need. All items should be new or slightly used.

  • Zipcar gift cards
  • Data loggers
    • Conductivity Data Logger U24-001
    • Light Data Logger UA-002-64
  • Dry suits
  • Dive lights
  • New radar
  • Underwater digital camera
  • Test tubes and beakers
  • Refrigerator with bottom freezer
  • Commercial exhaust fan for 6 burner stove
  • Float coats
  • Non-perforated paper towels
  • Chamois
  • Magic Bullet food dicer
  • Black and blue pens
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Toothbrushes
  • Vinyl nets
  • Milligram scale
  • Bath towels
  • Laundry hampers
  • Rechargeable lithium batteries
    • AA, AAA, C,
  • Large sheet of white Plexi-glass
  • Hypoallergenic shampoo/conditioner
  • Home Depot gift cards
  • Target gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • Snow pants
  • Large or XL dog kennels
  • Children’s books on the ocean
  • DVD’s about the ocean
  • Plastic storage containers

The New England Aquarium maintains the right to refuse any gift for any reason, such as items in poor condition or items that do not relate to our mission.


If you would like more information on in-kind gifts, please email the Development office at