Heading to the Progressive New England Boat Show this weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center? Take advantage of the Friends of the New England Aquarium Discount!

Here’s a little more information from the Boat Show officials:

“The most anticipated marine event of the winter season—the iconic Progressive New England Boat Show— makes port this week for the 64th year at the BCEC February 9 to 17, dazzling boating enthusiasts of all stripes with more than 800 new boats, from luxury cruisers to sport fishers to pontoons, and everything nautical you need to get shipshape in time for summer.”

Use the Promo AQUARIUM to take advantage of the special discount for friends of the New England Aquarium!

Activities for kids of all ages include a visit with Salt (the life-size humpback whale), toy-boat building, and the kids paddle pool along with dozens of boating seminars and how-tos for every level of seafarer. Plus, new to the Boat Show this year is Marine Career Day on Friday, Feb. 15, which offers an opportunity for those exploring a career in the marine industry to interact one-on-one with industry experts. Just register and receive a complimentary ticket to take advantage of Career Day insights and perspectives.

Keep an eye out for educators from the New England Aquarium, who will attend with a Traveling Tidepool on February 9 and 17.

kids participating in aquarium education classes
Kids at an Aquarium Traveling Tidepool.