tours kiss sealThere are many ways to experience the Aquarium. If you want to create your own tour, our engaging exhibits, trained educators and hands-on animal demonstrations will keep you busy and entertained. If you are interested in planned activities, we have tours, programs and daily presentations and shows.

Animal Encounter Programs

Get in the water with a seal. Perch on top of the four-story Giant Ocean Tank to feed the animals. Go behind the scenes of your favorite exhibits. Whether you have an unquenchable curiosity about marine animals or you want a brand new perspective on popular exhibits, immersive Animal Encounter programs are designed for the Aquarium superfan. Call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 to book your program.

Daily Presentations

Don't miss a day in the life of the New England Aquarium. Be sure to catch our daily events, which include penguin feedings, seal training sessions, dives in the Giant Ocean Tank and live animal presentations. Our daily schedule will tell you when and where to watch your favorite presentations. All programs are included with admission.

Special Programs

Join us for family activities at the Aquarium, where we explore the blue planet most days through art, animals and other activities. We focus on one animal every month with Blue Discoveries Family Day, from octopuses to whales. These activities are included with admission. For a fee, schools and other qualifying groups can also book Explorer Classes for kids and special IMAX showings.

Virtual Tours and Videos

Before stepping foot in the Aquarium, explore some of our special exhibits and learn what to expect. Check out the Field Trip Orientation video before arriving with your group. The How to Be a Shark and Ray Whisperer video gives special instruction on how to best experience our shark and ray touch tank. The Blue Impact virtual tour highlights some of our exhibits as it explains the impact of climate change on oceans around the world.