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

Planning a Field Trip

Our step-by-step field trip planning guide includes chaperone policies, pricing and payment policies, reservations, additional programs to augment your Aquarium field trip, and more. We also cover check-in and parking, planning your choice of presentations and shows, lunch and gift shop options. 

Making the Reservation

Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance to qualify for the group rate. Book your field trip or program with Central Reservations at 617-973-5206, email groupsales@neaq.org or complete a group inquiry form.

Getting Ready to Visit the Aquarium

If you already booked a class to visit the New England Aquarium and want to plan your visit beforehand, teachers may present your field trip confirmation letter or your free teacher pass at the Aquarium Box Office to gain free admission to the Aquarium. In addition, we offer free pre-field trip workshops of the Aquarium to teachers preparing for a field trip.

Sharing these engaging videos with students and chaperones to help your group get acquainted with the Aquarium and one of our most popular exhibits before you even step off the bus. The orientation video is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Field Trip Orientation Video

Meeting the Sharks and Rays

A Visual Tour Prezi

Share this presentation with chaperones or a group of students before your visit. You’ll find out where bathrooms are or see what kind of animals to expect in our exhibits!