Our doors are temporarily closed, but we’re still here! Join us for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home. Our daily presentations are posted on Facebook every day at 11 am. For even more updates and stories, follow along on Twitter and Instagram, as well!

New Live Series!

Fridays at 11:00 a.m., New England Aquarium Explorer-In Residence and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will present a series of Facebook Live “mini-lectures” with Q&A following.

Current Presentation:

Related activity: Giant Ocean Tank Census


Next Presentation:
Friday, April 3, 11:00 a.m. 


Previous Presentations:

Virtual Visit: Tooth Brushing with Reggae the Harbor Seal

  1. staff work at the Quincy animal care center

    Sea Turtle Hospital Tour

    Learn how rescued turtles are rehabilitated for release!

  2. feeding lionfish and pufferfish

    Armored and Venomous Fish Feeding

    Nick discusses the different types of food given to our fish + the different fish visible in the tank.

  3. Anita Kim Lobster Lab

    Lobster Lab

    A behind-the-scenes look at our lobster lab with our assistant scientist and lab manager, Anita Kim.


At-Home Projects and Activities:

We typically provide these projects and activities as tools for educators, but we are excited to now offer these resources to families, as well. Please note, these activities might need some modifications when doing them at home.

  1. Seal paints on canvas

    Paint like a Sea Lion

    See if you can paint the way a seal does, with no thumbs!

    Try it!
  2. staff work at the Quincy animal care center

    Rescue a Sea Turtle

    Learn about how we care for our sick turtles and how you can practice at home!

    Try it!
  3. lionfish

    Lionfish Invasion

    Use your creativity and engineering skills to design an invention that will capture lionfish

    Try it!
  4. Cut and Stick Lobster

    Learn about lobster color and anatomy by building your own lobster.

    Try it!
  5. lined seahorse

    Seahorse Tail Movement

    Learn to act like seahorses in the ocean.

    Try it!
  6. Climate vs Weather

    Learn the differences between weather and climate.

    Try it!
  1. Links to more activities on our site

    Additional Educational Resources