For children in kindergarten through Grade 2, AquaSTEAM provides hands-on, student-driven STEAM learning in the unique Aquarium setting.

This new pilot, after-school series will follow a project-based learning model. Students will identify a problem or question to solve and use tools and information provided to explore the issue, think through options, and present possible solutions. Along the way, we will use the Aquarium’s exhibits to strategically enhance learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) skills. The six-week session will culminate in a final student-driven project. This drop-off program will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aquarium’s Ocean Center. Children must be in kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2 to participate in this class. If your child is in pre-K or K1, please consider the Sea Squirts Advanced classes on Sunday or Tuesday afternoons.

Program Dates and Schedule

Class meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and pickup is from 4:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter 2019

Wednesday: February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20


Thursday: February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21 (Snow make up dates: March 27 and 28, April 3 and 4, April 10 and 11)

Spring 2019

Wednesday: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Thursday: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A light snack will be provided each class. If your children have allergies or dietary restrictions, please note this on your registration paperwork. You may need to send a snack with them to class. We cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free environment.


Register online or by phone at 617-226-2123.

girl taking notes on clipboard

Policies and Procedures

  • This is a drop-off program. Parents, caregivers, and nonregistered siblings are not permitted to participate in this program. Due to evening programs in the adjacent space, we will not be able to allow adults and siblings to stay in the lobby outside the class during the program.
  •  An authorized adult must be onsite by 4:50 p.m. to ensure pickup at the end of the class at 5 p.m. With late-afternoon traffic in this area, please plan accordingly.
  • We are not able to offer live parking on East India Row or in front of the Aquarium to facilitate drop-off and pickup. 
  • All forms must be returned to Student Programs one week before the start of the series.


The series consists of six weekly classes. There is a fee of $230 for members and $275 for nonmembers for each series of six classes. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket for nonmembers. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds or makeup classes for missed classes.

Still Have Questions?

Please contact Student Programs at or 617-226-2123.