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

Our Community Programs 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). 

We’ve made some changes to our Community Programs to focus on Free Admission and Community Events. We are offering significantly less youth-focused traveling outreaches than prior years and encourage you to explore other opportunities outlined on this website. If you are specifically looking for a traveling outreach, please reach out to

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.
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Free Admissions for Nonprofit Organizations

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

Community event program

Planning a Community Event?

We love building connections with residents and organizations in and around Boston. Let us know about your upcoming communitywide event.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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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. 

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.