Join the newest group of young professionals rising up in Boston.

The Tide is a community of young supporters making a commitment to our oceans and the New England Aquarium’s mission to protect our blue planet.

Buy tickets today for Cruise with The Tide on September 22 to set sail on a sunset cruise through Boston’s historic harbor.

By joining The Tide, you will have access to exclusive:

  • Networking opportunities with other young professional ocean stewards
  • Unique social and educational events
  • Volunteer and service programs
  • Opportunities to connect with the Aquarium’s network of scientists and community leaders

Whether your favorite childhood field trips were to the Aquarium, you spend your summers on the water, or you want to take action to protect the future of our oceans, now is the time to join The Tide.

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

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  1. Individual Membership - $175

    • Standard 2 Aquarium membership benefits for one named adult and guest
    • Two complimentary tickets to an Aquarium Fin & Tonic event
    • Invitations to complimentary and ticketed events for The Tide for one named adult (option to buy additional tickets)
  2. Dual Membership - $275

    • Standard 4 Aquarium membership benefits for two named adults and two guest (excluding the two one-time use IMAX passes)
    • Four complimentary tickets to an Aquarium Fin & Tonic event
    • Invitations to complimentary and ticketed events for The Tide for two named adults (option to buy additional tickets)
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I join The Tide if I’m already a member of the Aquarium?

    If you are already an active Aquarium member, we can easily work with you to adjust your membership if you think The Tide is a better fit!  If applicable, you would simply need to pay the difference from your current membership.  You can also purchase a new Individual or Dual membership to extend your membership for an additional year from your current expiration date.  Please note that benefits may change depending on the level at which you join.  Are you a member of the Navigator or Conservation Society?  Just let us know that you’d also like to be a part of The Tide and we can easily add this on to your Giving Society membership.

    How long is a membership good for?

    A membership is valid for 12 months from the time you purchase it.

    Is my membership tax deductible?

    The New England Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is fully tax deductible tax to the extent allowed by law.

    For more information about The Tide, please contact Keegan Willette at thetide@neaq.org or 617-973-5224.

  4. Founding Committee

    The Tide is led by a group of dedicated volunteer committee members connecting the Aquarium with our young supporters.

    Gigi Anderson
    Ally Baker
    Jess Bechhofer
    Bill Bereszniewicz
    Jackie Bliss
    Julian Casey
    Jasmine Gale
    Scott McGrath
    JonPaul McBride
    Hunter Nadler
    Lucie Nadler
    Anastasia Pavlovic
    Augusta Polhemus
    Meg Rabinowitz
    Schmidt St-Fleur
    Jessica Young

Upcoming Events

We have several events planned this year including a sunset cruise, special lecture reception, and much more! Add your name to our email list and be among the first to find out about these exciting opportunities to mingle and learn more about our blue planet.

  1. Sunset Harbor Cruise

    Friday, September 22

    Set sail with The Tide on a sunset cruise through Boston’s historic harbor.

    Buy Tickets
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    You're the Expert

    Thursday, November 9

    Join us as comedians try to guess what an Aquarium scientist studies all day.

    Learn More

Past Events

  1. Making Waves with The Tide

    Thursday, May 11

    Event Recap and Pictures
  2. Brunch with The Tide

    Sunday, July 16

    Event Recap and Pictures
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    Fin & Tonic

    Wednesday, August 23

    Event Recap and Pictures

The Tide is a community of Aquarium young supporters age 21 and older. It is led by a group of dedicated volunteer committee members connecting the Aquarium with our young supporters.

For more information about The Tide, please contact Keegan Willette at thetide@neaq.org or 617-973-5224.

The Aquarium has always been a very special place for me growing up. It played an integral part in my love for everything to do with the ocean. I’m beyond happy to do my part to spread the word about the amazing efforts of the New England Aquarium to preserve the ocean.
- Julian, Founding Committee