Aquarium Offering Exclusive Harbor Seal Encounters

The New England Aquarium is now offering special encounters with its resident Atlantic harbor seals, a chance for guests to take part in training sessions.

The daily programs provide an exclusive inside-the-exhibit experience. Guests can learn about these marine mammals’ habitats, conservation efforts, and the care provided at the Aquarium with two different encounters:

• Meet and Greet: Atlantic Harbor Seals

 Interact with the seals by participating in a training session where guests will learn about the biology of the animals, explore how trainers communicate with them, and have an opportunity to ask the harbor seals for behaviors—like wave and spin.

• Make Art with Atlantic Harbor Seals

 Join Aquarium trainers for a meet and greet with the harbor seals plus an art-making session. Guests will choose up to four paint colors for a custom work of art made by one of the seals, which will be theirs to take home.

The 30-minute encounters are offered every day at 3:15 p.m. for a maximum of four people. Guests must be seven years old to participate. For more information and to book an encounter, visit encounters.

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