Whether you’re visiting with your family, a teacher planning a field trip, or a tourist visiting Boston, we can help you plan your day at the Aquarium.
I am a teacher planning a field trip
There is so much for your students to learn at the New England Aquarium! Start planning with our Step-By-Step Field Trip Planning Guide. Then get your class excited for their trip with our field trip preparation workshops and classroom resources. And make sure to book in advance to take advantage of our group rates.
I am interested in a membership
A membership to the New England Aquarium is a great value and wonderful way to support our mission. Members receive special perks, including movie tickets, invitations to private events, and the exclusive opportunity to be part of the New England Aquarium Dive Club! Join today and enjoy express admission and valuable discounts on parking, food, and gifts when you visit.
I am interested in an animal encounter
They would love to meet you too! Meet Myrtle and get a deep understanding of her home—the sparkling, four-story Giant Ocean Tank. You can also see whales in their natural habitat or channel your inner Picasso and paint with a Harbor Seal. And if you’re lucky you may even get a flipper shake from a Fur Seal or Sea Lion! Or, experience a Virtual Animal Encounter from home.
I am interested in accessibility
The New England Aquarium is open and accessible to everyone. Visitors using wheelchairs and visitors with visual impairments are welcome free of charge. Guide dogs and service dogs are welcome, too. We invite our visitors to explore our tactile exhibits. Assistive listening devices are also always available if needed.
I am interested in hosting an event
I am a family visiting the Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is perfect for families! Children of all ages love to explore the Giant Ocean Tank. Your family can experience a close encounter with a cownose ray at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank, watch our playful Fur Seals put on a show, and grab a bite at the kid-friendly Harbor View Café. Plus you can save with combo-tickets!