The Aquarium provides educational resources and activities for teachers, families, kids, and adults. Explore all that we have to offer.

Students look at a real sample of whale baleen
For Schools and Groups
Discover programs available at the Aquarium or in your classroom.

Make learning fun and unforgettable with programs on local marine life and habitats, developing science skills, and encouraging a stronger science identity.

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A group of young volunteers jump in excitement
For Families and Teens
Explore learning opportunities for all ages. 

Search by age group to find learning opportunities for all ages, including classes for toddlers with their parents and volunteer programs for teens.

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For Teachers
Discover resources for you and your classroom.

From professional development workshops to teaching materials on loan, get the tools you need to make ocean education engaging, inspiring, and informative for your students.

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Latest Blog Posts

  1. Close up of Myrtle the Green Sea Turtle

    So How Old Is Myrtle?

    A resident at the New England Aquarium since 1970, Myrtle the green sea turtle could show researchers about how long sea turtles live!

    Get the Answer
  2. The audience listens to a presentation from a member of the Surfrider Foundation.

    Dangers of Offshore Oil and Gas Development

    A panel of experts at the Protect Our Coasts event at the Aquarium warned that offshore oil and gas development is bad for the environment and bad for New England.

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  3. fishes swim in the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit

    Experience the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit

    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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Programs and Classes

  1. teens in canoe gather invasive weeds

    live blue™
    Ambassadors

    Teens help with habitat cleanup and citizen science in our service-learning program for teens.

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  2. sea squirts on play mat

    Sea
    Squirts

    Explore the deep sea and discover how fish are just like you and me. Now enrolling for 2019 programs.

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  3. Teachers observing specimens in a training session

    Professional Development for Teachers

    See our lineup of spring and summer educator workshops focusing on climate science and STEAM.

    Learn More and Register