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Learning Comes Alive at the New England Aquarium

Sep 13, 2022

Whether it’s interacting with sharks and rays or getting up-close to a sea turtle in the Giant Ocean Tank, science comes to life for your students at the New England Aquarium.

Opened on Boston’s historic waterfront in 1969, the New England Aquarium is one of the world’s first modern aquariums. Today, the Aquarium is home to over 10,000 aquatic animals, and continues a legacy of protecting marine life through research that addresses important ocean challenges. A visit is a fun and engaging way to introduce your students to the many species that call the ocean home, and connect classroom topics to broader lessons about our world.

From pre-school to high school, students of every grade level can build science skills with tailored field trip activities — and teachers can feel confident with lessons that support your classroom goals. Sharing Boston’s Central Wharf, the New England Aquarium Whale Watch and Simons Theatre offer additional enrichment opportunities. Add an excursion to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, one of the world’s most active marine sanctuaries, or take in a larger-than-life film and introduce your classroom to the wonders of our natural world.

Can’t attend in-person? You and your students can enjoy extraordinary animal experiences, streamed live from the New England Aquarium. Aquarists and trainers will share fascinating facts and answer any questions you or your students may have.

Whether your lesson happens inside our exhibit halls or your classroom walls, give your students a memorable Aquarium experience and help inspire the next generation of ocean stewards. A portion of every ticket sold helps support the Aquarium’s work to protect the blue planet.

For group pricing and reservations visit neaq.org/groups.