Events and Programs

Lecture Series panel discussion
Lecture Series panel discussion Photo: Allegro Photography
Our events and programs promote discovery and instill a sense of wonder for ocean animals and habitats. By coming together to share information and ideas, we can make a vital and vibrant ocean possible.
Special Screening

Jaws: Three Nights Only!

Celebrate Shark Week with this cult classic on the giant screen at the Simons Theatre, Thursday July 11, through Saturday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and concessions, including specialty cocktails, will be available for purchase.

Jaws movie poster
Jaws iconic movie poster image.
Lecture Series

A Legacy of the Ocean: Exploring the Past, Present, & Future of Ocean

Renowned explorer and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau examines the evolution of the ocean conservation movement and explore how new strategies can shift our thinking about safeguarding our blue planet.

Philippe Cousteau at Banff Lake
Philippe Cousteau at Banff Lake Photo courtesy of Philippe Cousteau

Marine Mammal Behind the Scenes Tour

Join our trainers for an exclusive behind the scenes experience to learn about the California Sea Lions and Atlantic Harbor Seals! See where the seal and sea lion food is prepared, learn how (and why) enrichment toys are made, and get up-close looks at the animals’ favorite spaces behind the scenes. Bring questions!

A trainer and a sea lion at the New England Aquarium
Marine Mammal Center Behind the Scenes Tour

New England Aquarium Lecture Series

With the support of the Lowell Institute, our Lecture Series offers access to acclaimed experts—including, scientists, environmental writers, photographers, and others—who present on marine conservation and science-themed topics at no cost.