Thank you! Our members are essential to everything we do—from supporting our core mission to protect our blue planet to sharing Aquarium adventures with family and friends, to providing valuable feedback that helps us improve our efforts.

Member Benefits

As a member you have access to 35,000 marine animals, 70 ever-changing exhibits, and exclusive events all year. But that is just the beginning.

All Members Enjoy


• Express admission, every day!
• Invitations to member-exclusive events (e-invitations only, sign up here)
• Subscription to blue, our quarterly member magazine, and SeaMail, our monthly member e-newsletter


• Fees at many area parking facilities
• Rates for Aquarium educational programs, animal encounters, and seasonal Whale Watch excursions
• Aquarium admission for additional guests (10% off)
• Harbor View Café and Gift Shop purchases (10% off)
• IMAX tickets ($1.00 off)


• Advance registration for Harbor Discoveries Summer Camp 
• The exclusive opportunity to join New England Aquarium Dive Club—one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most active dive clubs!
• Waived handling fees on all ticket purchases!

Note: Number of admissions and discounted tickets are determined by membership level.

  1. Membership Levels

    Associate – $99

    Admits 2 every day (1 member plus 1 guest)

    Patron – $149

    Admits 4 every day (1 member plus 3 guests)
    Plus 2 complimentary, one-time-use IMAX passes

    Ambassador – $199

    Admits 6 every day (1 member plus 5 guests)
    Plus 4 complimentary, one-time-use IMAX passes

    Ocean Explorer – $259

    Admits 8 every day (1 member plus 7 guests)
    Plus 6 complimentary, one-time-use IMAX passes

    Did you know? ONLY Aquarium members can join the New England Dive Club. Formed in 1975, it is one of the oldest, largest, and most active dive clubs and is open to divers of all levels of experience. Costs just $15 in addition to your Aquarium membership purchase.  


    Please Note: At least one member must be present and included in the admission count when visiting. Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and are revocable licenses. Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change without notice. Discounted Aquarium admission for additional guests (not to exceed the number of guests permitted by your membership level) must be purchased in person by the member for same-day use. IMAX passes are one-time use, expire on the same date as your membership, and cannot be accepted for special presentations or events. Membership benefits may not be used in conjunction with school or group trips.
  2. Giving Societies

    Take your membership to the next level by joining the Giving Society. Your financial support helps us develop exceptional exhibits, engage and educate the public about the blue planet, and be a catalyst for positive change using innovative, proven research techniques and solution-based best practices to leverage and amplify marine conservation impacts around the world.

    Conservation Society $500 – $1,499

    Navigator Society $1,500



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  3. Members-Only Events

    Our members-only events include exclusive members-only birthday parties, our Adult Members’ Night, Dive In, and the Fish, Fun, and Fright family event held on a date near Halloween. See members-only events to get more information and to sign up.

For an overview of planned member events, programs, and opportunities, download the current guide.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Aquarium relies on the generous support of individuals like you to help us do everything from keeping the lights lit and our amazing animals fed to advancing our many critical research and conservation efforts both locally and around the globe.