Sea Squirts programs conclude in 2019 and will no longer be offered. In 2020, we will be rolling out new programming that enables members of our community to experience the Aquarium in new ways and to join us in our work to protect the blue planet. Click here to learn more about these programs.
Grades 4 – 7
Harbor Discoveries Summer Camps
For students entering fourth grade and above in the fall, Harbor Discoveries is an interactive marine and environmental science program that incorporates traditional camp activities. Nature serves as our outdoor classroom as we travel to explore aquatic environments.
Grades 7 – 11
Advanced Aquarium Summer Institute
The Advanced Aquarium Summer Institute is for those entering grades 8 and 9 in the fall. Special two-week programs are also available to rising 10th-graders. All programs include a Thursday night overnight experience; two-week programs have a longer overnight segment. Group sizes range from 10 to 12 depending on the session and activity.
Marine Biologist in Training
Marine Biologist in Training (MBIT) courses are challenging opportunities for students in grades 7 to 11 to learn about marine science and build skills for problem solving, leadership, and environmental stewardship. Combining classroom time with hands-on experience, this program creates a unique learning opportunity with the New England Aquarium as a resource.
Grades 9 – 12
live blue™ Ambassadors
The live blue™ Ambassador program is a service learning program for teens ages 14 to 18 who are interested in serving the Aquarium’s mission beyond the walls of the Aquarium. Participants will take part in different types of service-learning opportunities, which may include habitat cleanup and restoration, public education and outreach, and citizen science. There is no limit to how many or how few events participants can attend.
ClimaTeens is a group of dedicated 14 to 18 year-olds who care about the oceans and who want to contribute to a healthy future. Teens in the program arrive with various levels of knowledge about climate change, but they are united by a desire to learn more about it as an issue of concern and are committed to learning ways to engage public audiences, particularly their peers.
The Summer Teen Internship Program is a great opportunity for teens to challenge themselves and learn useful skills while having fun and meeting new friends. The Aquarium offers paid and volunteer summer internships for Boston, Cambridge, and suburban youth for one week of training and six weeks of work in July and August.
The Aquarium provides professional resources, volunteer, and leadership opportunities and reflection practices to help young adults who participated in our programs.