Bring the New England Aquarium to your home or classroom!

Enjoy a live virtual encounter featuring our aquarists, trainers, and some of our animals with your family and friends, or choose a fun, educational program to do with your classroom, homeschooler, or learning pod.
juvenile coral cat shark

Virtual Academy Programs

Explore ocean science and practice STEM skills while engaging with an Aquarium educator. Each standards-aligned virtual program features a video and activity for students to engage with before their virtual interaction, a virtual interaction with Aquarium staff via Zoom, and an activity to complete after the live interaction. Available September-June.

marine mammal trainer with ipad and fur seal

Virtual Animal Encounters

Enjoy extraordinary animal experiences from afar! While streaming live from the New England Aquarium, our aquarists and trainers will share fascinating facts about our animals and answer any questions you have. Available year-round.

Continue your blue planet explorations by visiting Virtual Visit, as well as our Facebook and YouTube channels!