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

Lecture Series

The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute, which has been providing funding for free public lectures at universities and museums since 1836.

top of Giant Ocean Tank

Field Trips

A visit to the New England Aquarium is a fun and engaging way to reinforce lessons learned in the classroom. 

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Homeschool Programs

The New England Aquarium is committed to providing interactive and informative programming for students in homeschool programs. Please check out our offerings and we thank you for considering us for your next homeschool field trip.

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Teen Programs

The Office of Teens Programs is the place to start if you want to get involved at the Aquarium. We offer a variety of volunteer and paid opportunities for teens ages 13 through 19.

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Teacher Resources

From teacher guides to classroom activities, whether lessons take place inside our exhibit halls or your classroom walls, we have programs to fit any teacher’s curriculum and grade level.

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. bowhead whales swimming in the arctic

    Predicting the ‘When and Where’ of Whale Migration

    A new study, led by scientists at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, improves our ability to predict how whales travel through their vast and varied ocean habitat.

    Learn More
  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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