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

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!

Please see applications for eligibility requirements.
Kids looking into a tropical gallery tank

Free! Field Trips to the Aquarium

Take a field trip with your group and learn about the blue planet.

Aquarium educator talks to visitors at traveling tidepool

Free! Traveling STEM Workshops

Learn about our interactive and hands on traveling New England Aquarium STEM workshops for your group or event.

drawing of fish

Free! Activities and Resources

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

Learn More

If you would like to stay up to date on all of the New England Aquarium Community Programs please fill in an inquiry here. Please note that this inquiry is not an application.