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: Lionfish Invasion

Next Presentation:
Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. 


Previous Presentations:

Virtual Visit: Lobster Lab

  1. dwarf seahorses

    Dwarf Seahorses

    Aquarist Rachel gives a tour of our Quincy animal care facility and our dwarf seahorse breeding program!

  2. Bryan Skerry FB Live Q&A

    Sharks Q&A

    Explorer-in-Residence Brian Skerry talks about shark encounters.

  3. an trainer works with a California sea lion

    Training with our California sea lions!

    The mammals still need their daily training and interactive play!



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. Cut and Stick Lobster

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

    Try it!
  2. lined seahorse

    Seahorse tail movement

    Learn to act like seahorses in the ocean.

    Try it!
  3. Climate vs Weather

    Learn the differences between weather and climate.

    Try it!
  4. humpback whale mouth with baleen

    How Whales Eat

    Compare and contrast the ways that baleen whales, toothed whales, and humans capture and eat their food.

    Try it!
  5. White Shark Tracker Map

    Shark Range

    Use Global Shark Tracker to learn about where Great White Sharks hang out and why.

    Try it!
  6. Plankton Races

    Follow the instruction to create your own plankter. Can you make something that floats, sinks fast, or sinks slowly?

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

    Additional Educational Resources