The New England Aquarium strives to connect our Boston and Cambridge neighbors with their local ocean.

Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, we are suspending all Community Programs. We are continuing to work on virtual learning and engagement supports with your group and invite you to fill out this survey to share more about the needs of your organization during this unprecedented time.
Please remember you can visit our Virtual Visit page, and access educational content, activities, and videos from anywhere! 
Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

Our Community Programs offerings provide quality enrichment opportunities to youth, families, adults, and staff in the Out-of-School time community with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math)—including field trips to the New England Aquarium and hands-on STEM workshops for youth and families. 

Non-profit, community-based organizations located in and serving residents of Boston or Cambridge in Out-of-School time are eligible to apply for these opportunities. We offer several ways to access the New England Aquarium—explore them all!

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Free! Activities and Resources

Plan for your field trip or check out our activity guides that you can use with your group.