The Aquarium offers a variety of fun and educational programs for all ages, from the littlest learners with their parents to teens studying marine science.

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Aquarium Programs by Age

The Aquarium offers a variety of fun and educational programs for young children to enjoy with their families, and for older kids to explore marine science.

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Teen Programs

The Aquarium offers a variety of educational, volunteer, and paid opportunities for teens ages 13 through 19.

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Virtual Animal Encounters

Enjoy extraordinary animal experiences from afar! While streaming live from the New England Aquarium, our aquarists and trainers will share fascinating facts about our animals and answer any questions you have.

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Weekend Workshops

Do you love learning about the ocean? Are you looking to get more involved in your community but don’t know how? Beginning this spring, Weekend Workshops will cover conservation topics that will deepen your connection to the Aquarium and our mission of protecting the blue planet. Stay tuned for more information.

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Fun Activities to Do with Kids

Why doesn’t the ocean freeze? How do animals stay warm? Use materials you can find at home to dive into ocean science with these fun activities.