Location: Aquarium Plaza

Public celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, June 20, 2019

For 50 years (and counting) the New England Aquarium has been protecting the blue planet. On June 20, 1969, we opened our doors for the first time and now, 50 years later, we want to celebrate this special milestone with you!

Join us on Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Central Wharf for fun, free activities to celebrate 50 years of ocean conservation. Learn how the Aquarium is becoming more sustainable and protecting the blue planet and enjoy some fun, family-friendly activities. 

(The event and activities are free, but admission to the Aquarium is not included).



Or join us later that night…


N.E. Aquarium, Trillium Brewing Co., and Island Creek Oysters  21+ Party

In the evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Aquarium is partnering with Trillium Brewing Company and Island Creek Oysters for an event at the Reef Bar in the Aquarium Plaza. Tickets include three Trillium beer offerings and a raw bar from Island Creek Oysters. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours before they sell out. Cost is $50 per person ($40 Aquarium members).