Events Calendar

Annual Events

  • Whale Watch: April 22, 2017 at 10am

    Join the New England Aquarium Dive Club on Saturday, April 22, 2017for a day seeking right whales, humpback whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins on Stellwagen Bank. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalists will be on board to identify and provide information on the species we see.

    The boat departs at 10:00 am, but please be at least 30 minutes early, and returns about 1:00pm

    Tickets are $44.50 for adults, Children (Ages 3-11) - Price TBA
    Children must be at least 3 yrs. old, 30" tall and must be paid with reservation

    Advanced registrations are REQUIRED to ensure space. For reservations, Email Maura at: environmental@neadc.org
    with numbers of adults and children, and she will confirm the price.

    Checks should be made out to NEADC and postmarked by April 1.

    For more info, view the event flyer.

  • Dry Dive: April 23, 2017

Join the dive club for a tour of the best dive sites on Cape Ann. We will be driving all over Rockport, Gloucester, and the surrounding areas and point out the highlights of each site, and any tips we have for entrance/exit, or what to look out for.

Along the way, we will be collecting any trash or debris on the beach, and properly dispose of it. We will be doing a cleanup at each stop until we run out of space in the truck for trash.

Coming back for the 16th year in a row, you can help count fish and win prizes! Each year divers help researchers by surveying fish populations. This is done by identifying what fish you see on a dive. After the dive, we gather at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, for raffle prizes and a BBQ!

See more about last year's event!

View the flyer for the 2016 event

Tropical fish come up the gulf stream as eggs on broken seaweeds, hatch, and make their way into the warm eddies and nooks and crannies of the southern New England coast.. Seeing these little waifs is fun, trying to catch them is a challenge. Easy diving - no deeper than 25 feet - often 10-15 feet works, in fact snorkeling at low tide is as successful as diving at high tide!

This is a great family event, especially for the kids!

There will be seining from shore, music, raffles, and of course diving and a great variety of food.

Never caught tropical fish before? Let our experts show you how. Extra collecting nets will be available.

All are welcome. Join us for a fun filled day!

There will be a large touch tank set up, for all to enjoy, with lobsters, crabs, starfish, baby tropical fish, etc.

As we gather out catch, let our experts show you where to see fish, and teach you about the tropical fish you can observe in our on-site holding aquariums.

Never caught tropical fish before?
Let our experts show you how! Extra collecting nets will be available.

Why are there Tropical Fish in New England?

2009 Tropical Fish Rescue & BBQ

2008 Photos from the Tropical Fish Hunt

2007 Article from the Jamestown Press

2006 Lionfish found in Rhode Island

 

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