Join a Giving Society

The Aquarium’s ability to preserve and protect the beauty of our blue planet depends on the support of people like you. The Aquarium’s giving societies, both the Conservation Society and the Navigator Society, offer an array of benefits designed to enhance your Aquarium experience. An investment in the New England Aquarium at the Society level also provides critical unrestricted funding for all programs and makes an immediate difference on a daily basis.

Giving Society Levels and Benefits

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Conservation Society

Join the Conservation Society with a gift of $500 or more. Conservation Society members enjoy all member benefits plus special receptions and invitations designed with their interests in mind. Find out more about Conservation Society giving in the drop down link below.

  1. Conservation Society Levels and Benefits

    Conservation Society Contributor ($500-$999)

    Benefits of an Ocean Explorer Membership

    • Recognition listing in the Annual Report
    • Invitation to purchase tickets to the Aquarium’s annual fundraising gala

       

    Conservation Society Supporter ($1,000-$1,499)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

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Navigator Society

Become a member of the Navigator Society with a gift of $1,500 or more. Navigators enjoy all member benefits plus special access to Aquarium exhibits, scientists and leaders depending on the level of financial support. Find out more about Navigator Society giving levels and benefits below.

  1. Navigator Society Levels and Benefits

    Freshwater Navigator ($1,500-$2,499)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Invitation to complimentary Navigator Families and Friends Night at the Aquarium
    • Special Behind-the-Scenes Tour for two people

    River Navigator ($2,500-$4,999)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Navigator concierge service to enhance visit and trip planning
    • Welcome visit with an Aquarium representative and a special Behind-the-Scenes Tour for two people

    Harbor Navigator ($5,000-$9,999)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Special Behind-the-Scenes Tour for up to four people
    • Invitation to complimentary Navigator Society Annual Appreciation Dinner

    Coastal Navigator ($10,000-$14,999)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Special Behind-the-Scenes Tour for up to four people
    • Complimentary copies of Aquarium books as they are published

    Deep Sea Navigator ($15,000-$24,999)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Complimentary Play with the Seals session

    Join a Navigator Society now.

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President’s Circle

The President’s Circle recognizes the New England Aquarium’s most generous individuals who commit to annual gifts of $25,000 or more. This exclusive leadership group provides gifts that address the critical needs of the institution. Learn more about the benefits of giving at the President’s Circle level below. 

  1. President's Circle Levels and Benefits

    President’s Circle ($25,000 or more)

    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Invitation to President’s Circle Dinner with the Aquarium’s President & CEO
    • Special access to Aquarium scientists and leadership as well as education, research and conservation staff members 

    Join the President’s Circle now.

    To learn more about giving at the President’s Circle level contact Amy Whitehead, Director of Individual Giving, at awhitehead@neaq.org or 617-226-2143.

     

To learn more about our Giving Societies, please contact Keegan Willette, Annual Giving Manager, at 617-226-2142 or kwillette@neaq.org.