Aquarium staff and teen interns bring free, hands-on presentations and activities into the community.

Please review eligibility requirements and use this application to share more about your organization, event, and audience. (This application is ONLY for special community events. If you are looking to bring a group to the Aquarium, or for information about our traveling outreach for your youth program, please refer to the Free Admission Application.)

If your application is accepted, we’ll work with you to determine the most appropriate and engaging programming for your event and audience.

Just like us, our animals can overheat in the summer-time temperatures! Please note that we will only be using live animals if an indoor, air-conditioned space is available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your organization must be a non-profit.
  • Your organization must be physically located in and serve a neighborhood of Boston or Cambridge.
  • Your event must take place in out-of-school time (summer, school vacation weeks, weekends, weekday evenings).
  • Your event must be free for participants.

All applications for Community Events will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. All requests are subject to availability. Please allow two weeks for a response.


Contact Community Programs at 617-973-6568 or