Our audience includes teachers for grades pre-K to 12 and out-of-school instructors such as camp counselors. Most of our visitors are from New England, but they also come from around the world. Whether lessons take place inside our exhibit halls or your classroom walls, we have programs to fit any teacher’s curriculum and grade level, including guidelines for the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards.
Our teacher guides contain suggestions for instruction and activities around a selected topic.
Use these group activities in your classroom before or after an Aquarium field trip or on their own.
General Field Trip Information
A visit to the New England Aquarium is a fun and engaging way to reinforce lessons learned in the classroom.Learn More
Step-by-step field trip planning guide
From start to finish, our step-by-step planning guide has all the information you need to plan an Aquarium field trip.Learn More
Field trip orientation video
Get your students and chaperones ready for their Aquarium visit. Link goes to our YouTube channel.Learn More
Massachusetts Curriculum Standards
Aquarium visits and our programs are a strong fit for the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards.Learn More
Connect with Us
New England Aquarium staff are happy to assist if you need more information about what programs we offer or how to support your young explorers in becoming ocean protectors. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for updates on what is happening at New England Aquarium, including how we care for animals both at the Aquarium and in the wild, educational opportunities, and activities and videos to connect your classroom to what we do.