aquarium animals - July 18, 2019
Brush Away the Plastic Waste!

Did you know the seals and sea lions at the New England Aquarium are doing their part to reduce plastic marine debris? ...

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at the aquarium - July 17, 2019
Make This Your Best Vacation

Summer vacation is here, and the world is your oyster. Plunge into a day full of family fun in Boston at the New England Aquarium! ...

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at the aquarium - July 12, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: 50 Years and Counting

Nick and Taylor highlight some of the memorable moments from our past in celebration of our 50th anniversary year. ...

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at the aquarium - July 1, 2019
Aquarium Adds Two New Movies

Beat the summer heat by taking in one (or both) of the Aquarium's two cool new movies, Hidden Pacific and Australia's Great Wild North.  ...

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at the aquarium - July 1, 2019
More Chances to get Up-Close to Animals

With the beginning of our summer hours come additional opportunities throughout the day to get a sneak peek of some live Aquarium animals that live behind the scenes. At 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45...

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at the aquarium - June 27, 2019
Penguin Chicks Get Weighed

Three African penguin chicks and one rockhopper penguin chick were weighed Thursday by Aquarium penguin staff. ...

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at the aquarium - June 20, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Reef Fish Adaptations

This time, Taylor and Nick visit the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit and discuss adaptations of some of the fish. ...

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aquarium animals - June 11, 2019
at the aquarium - June 10, 2019
World Oceans Day 2019

Conversations and strategies about limiting single-use plastics and keeping them out of the ocean spread throughout Sunday's World Oceans Day event, held in the Harbor View Terrace Tent and on the...

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at the aquarium - May 15, 2019
Guest Diver Spotlight: Anna Oposa

Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow Anna Oposa, Founder and "Chief Mermaid" of Save Philippine Seas, became the first MCAF Fellow to dive in the Aquarium's Giant Ocean Tank. ...

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at the aquarium - May 6, 2019
Youth Inspire at Right Whale Festival

The conservation efforts of youth and the plight of the North Atlantic right whale were in the spotlight Sunday at the New England Right Whale Festival. ...

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at the aquarium - May 3, 2019
Spring Events Celebrate the Ocean

The first of two of the New England Aquarium’s most anticipated spring events is this weekend. The Right Whale Festival, which is Sunday, May 5, and World Oceans Day on June 9 celebrate the ocean...

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at the aquarium - April 12, 2019
School Vacations Are for Fun … and Learning

School vacation is great opportunity to plunge into a day full of family fun and learning in Boston at the New England Aquarium! ...

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at the aquarium - April 5, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Whales

In this month's First Friday Facebook Live, Taylor and Nick are joined by Whale Watch naturalist Lorna Blocksma to talk whales—which whale species (and other marine animals) you can see in this...

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at the aquarium - April 3, 2019
Dive Into the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit

Opening just in time for school vacation, our new 9,000-gallon, floor-to-ceiling exhibit highlights one of the most happening neighborhoods in the ocean: an Indo-Pacific coral reef! ...

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at the aquarium - March 1, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Plastic and the Ocean

In this month's First Friday Facebook Live, Taylor and Nick tell us about plastic in the ocean – what it is, how it got there, the problems it causes, and solutions. ...

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at the aquarium - February 22, 2019
Sensory Inclusive Morning Set For March 3

The Aquarium will open Sunday, March 3, at 8 a.m. exclusively for people with special sensory processing needs and their families. This event allows for early access to the Aquarium and a quieter...

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at the aquarium - February 15, 2019
N.H. Girl Visits Turtles After Raising Money for Them

Heidi Bell, a 10-year-old New Hampshire girl who has raised nearly $1,800 selling turtle-themed crafts for sea turtle rescue, visited the New England Aquarium’s marine animal hospital in Quincy. ...

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at the aquarium - February 11, 2019
Women and Girls in Science: Girl Power at the Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is an institution that knows girl power! We’re proud to highlight that power today, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a global initiative that aims to...

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at the aquarium - February 1, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Creating Our Exhibits

In this month's First Friday Facebook Live, Taylor tells us about how we design exhibit spaces. ...

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aquarium animals - January 24, 2019
What Goes In, Must Come Out

Poop, guano, feces, scat...whatever you call it, it happens. While many people feel…a bit weird… talking about this topic, poop is indeed a fact of animal life. ...

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at the aquarium - January 22, 2019
Dangers of Offshore Oil and Gas

Offshore oil and gas development: bad for the environment, bad for New England. That was the message from the panel of experts at the January 10 Protect Our Coasts event at the New England Aquarium....

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at the aquarium - January 17, 2019
Welcoming Federal Workers

Joining other cultural institutions across the country, the New England Aquarium is welcoming affected federal government employees and their families with free admission during the partial...

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at the aquarium - January 1, 2019
Is That Tank Big Enough?

Some of the animals at the New England Aquarium are BIG. So how do we know that our tanks are the right size? Find out here. ...

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at the aquarium - December 26, 2018
Icy Penguin Family is Larger than Life

Tis the season ... for ice sculptures at the New England Aquarium! A family of African penguins made their debut on the Aquarium Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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at the aquarium - December 20, 2018
Attorney General Sues to Stop Seismic Testing

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is part of a lawsuit suing to stop the Trump administration from opening the Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling. She made the announcement at the top...

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at the aquarium - December 14, 2018
‘The 12 Days of Fishmas’

We celebrate the season AND the beauty of the Giant Ocean Tank with the playful illustrations of Maris Wicks! ...

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at the aquarium - December 10, 2018
First Friday Facebook Live: Blue Hole Exhibit

In this month's First Friday Facebook Live, Taylor tells us why she calls goliath groupers professional snugglers. ...

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aquarium animals - November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving at the Aquarium

At the New England Aquarium, we care deeply about the health and well-being of marine animals—even on holidays. ...

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aquarium animals - November 2, 2018
at the aquarium - October 3, 2018
Meet the Aquarium’s New President

Meet our new president and CEO, Vikki Spruill, and learn about her vision for the New England Aquarium. ...

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at the aquarium - September 12, 2018
Fall Lecture Series Begins Thursday

From the social behaviors of northern fur seals to documenting coral reef bleaching to the possibility of ancient life on Mars, the Aquarium's Fall 2018 Free Public Lecture Series, which begins...

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aquarium animals - September 5, 2018
New Friends, Old Friends, Feathered Friends

During seasons of change, sometimes you need some familiar feathered friends. Fall is a delightful time to visit the penguins at the New England Aquarium! ...

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at the aquarium - July 26, 2018
Colorful Lobsters on Exhibit

Two flashy lobsters are adding a pop of color to the cold-water Gulf of Maine exhibit. ...

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at the aquarium - July 23, 2018
Celebrating Sharks

Do we have a Shark Week surprise for you this week! ...

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at the aquarium - July 4, 2018
Best Vacation Visit Ever

School vacation is here, and the world is your oyster. Plunge into a day full of family fun in Boston at the New England Aquarium! ...

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at the aquarium - June 27, 2018
Why Volunteer or Intern with the Marine Mammal Trainers?

Find out why our volunteer and internship program is a great opportunity for almost anyone—and you don't have to take our word for it. ...

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at the aquarium - June 11, 2018
World Oceans Day 2018 Was a Day of Discovery

Thousands of visitors celebrated our oceans with us here at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf for World Oceans Day 2018. There were lots of fun activities to help you learn about our blue...

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at the aquarium - May 7, 2018
Right Whale Festival 2018

You could dress up like a North Atlantic right whale. Learn about ways to keep the oceans clean. See what a right whale sees. And draw about what you learned. These were some of the many activities...

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at the aquarium - March 26, 2018
Aquarium Names New President and CEO

We are pleased to announce that Vikki Spruill, current leader of the Council on Foundations and former head of Ocean Conservancy, has been appointed New England Aquarium President and CEO. ...

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at the aquarium - March 15, 2018
Join Us at the 2018 Right Whale Festival

The New England Right Whale Festival is an opportunity to learn from local scientists, researchers, and educators about the efforts taking place in our backyard to protect the highly endangered...

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at the aquarium - March 3, 2018
Weathering the Nor’easter

A nor'easter walloped New England with powerful gusts, fierce rain, and floods. Those floods were definitely a sight on Central Wharf. Take a look. ...

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at the aquarium - January 6, 2018
The Blue Lobster Lives!

Despite blizzard, flood, and gale-force winds, our ice sculpture thrives in the worst of winter weather! ...

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aquarium animals - January 5, 2018
Snow Day at the Aquarium

The East Coast weathered quite a storm yesterday, but we had a crew on hand to make sure the animals were all well-fed and comfy. ...

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at the aquarium - December 26, 2017
Giant Blue Lobster is a Quite a Catch

Boston's first ice sculpture of the holiday season, a 10-foot giant blue lobster, made its debut Tuesday afternoon at the New England Aquarium. ...

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aquarium animals - November 2, 2017
Baby Shark!

Do sharks lay eggs or give live birth? How does a shark egg develop? Read on to learn more about the amazing reproductive strategies of these charismatic fish, and see a selection of pictures from...

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at the aquarium - September 14, 2017
Free Lecture Series Focuses on Climate Change

Our free lecture series, which is focused this year on climate change, begins tonight at the Simons IMAX® Theatre with “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do,”...

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aquarium animals - September 5, 2017
Dermal Denticles!

Why does a shark's skin feel like sandpaper? Do these animals have scales like a fish, or is there something else on the outside of their body? ...

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at the aquarium - July 15, 2017
International Women’s Dive Day

Women SCUBA dive in every department here at the New England Aquarium, as both staff and volunteers, in order to help take care of our animals. We would like to recognize their contributions. ...

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at the aquarium - June 15, 2017
Summer Shark Activities!

As you're walking through the Aquarium this summer, you're certain to encounter some of our new shark activities! Read on to find out about the fun and immersive learning opportunities created by our...

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at the aquarium - June 12, 2017
2017 Ocean Stewardship Awards

The Aquarium Education Department's Ocean Stewardship Awards are one of the ways our educators recognize teachers and schools who are working to promote an ethic of ocean conservation and who are...

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at the aquarium - June 5, 2017
World Oceans Day Offers Waves of Learning

The seventh annual World Oceans Day Festival at the New England Aquarium celebrated and connected people to the vibrant community of ocean protectors ...

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at the aquarium - May 8, 2017
Lots of Learning at Right Whale Festival

Families had a whale of a time at annual New England Right Whale Festival ...

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at the aquarium - April 26, 2017
New IMAX Film: Amazon Adventure 3D

We're launching a brand new IMAX film, and it will transport you through time and space to a moment in scientific discovery! ...

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