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

Community-serving organizations are eligible to apply for free admission for your group.

Our goal is to create an opportunity for all Boston and Cambridge residents to learn about the ocean and marine life, particularly for those who  find the Aquarium admission cost prohibitive. A great way to visit the Aquarium for the first time is with an organization or group that community members trust.

Groups can apply for up to 100 tickets total for youth and adult admissions. Please note that we require at least a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to youth.We cannot offer free admission to community groups during school vacation weeks. School groups are not eligible for free admission through this program. School groups can apply for free admission as part of the Aquarium’s Free to Learn Admission Program.

If a field trip to the New England Aquarium is not logistically or financially possible for your group, please reach out to us directly at communityprograms@neaq.org, as we have limited capacity to serve groups as outreaches. Please note this opportunity is only currently available for organizations located in and serving residents of Boston and Cambridge.

Eligibility Requirements (must meet all to apply for free programming)

  • Your organization must be a nonprofit
  • Physically located and serve a neighborhood of Boston, or Cambridge
  • Find the cost of group admission cost-prohibitive

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