Bring the wonders of the blue planet to young explorers! Explore ocean science and practice STEM skills while engaging with an Aquarium educator. Each 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. Programs need to be booked at least two weeks in advance. All programs are aligned with state and national science standards. Choose from one of the options below.

Available Times: Monday through Friday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $150 for up to 30 participants
Platform: Virtual – Zoom
Call Reservations at 617-973-5200 to book your program today! Two week advance reservations and payment required.
New England Aquarium to provide the Zoom link information within 24 hours of program. Email if you cannot use our Zoom platform.
newborn coral cat shark pup
Ocean Animal Life Cycles (grades K-3)

Explore the unique life cycles of aquatic animals. Observe and compare different ocean animal life cycles, and learn how we raise and care for animals at the New England Aquarium. Guided by Aquarium educators, participants will build an understanding of how these animals grow and change over time.

Munchkin on beach
Sea Turtle Rescue (grades K-5)

Discover what it takes to be an ocean protector through exploring our sea turtle rescue, rehabilitation, and release work. Investigate the journey of Munchkin, the largest loggerhead sea turtle to come through the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital, and analyze and interpret data, such as that collected from tagging turtles and other ocean animals. With support from an Aquarium educator, participants will build an understanding of the techniques humans use to safeguard and study animals and habitats, and will take action to help protect sea turtles.

Green Moray Eel
Flight, Fight, and Freeze (grades K-5)

All plants and animals, including humans, have different adaptations to help them to survive. One that many of us have experienced is the flight, fight, and freeze response to stress. Participants will learn from Aquarium educators how to recognize stress responses in themselves and other animals by identifying and understanding the behavioral and physical responses of ocean animals, and relating them to their own experiences.

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