Phone Number

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Resource Type
Autism Welcoming Initiative /
Greater Boston
Age Ranges
Adulthood (22+) /
Infants and Toddlers (0-4) /
School-Age (5-13) /
Transition-Age (14-21)

The New England Aquarium offers Sensory Inclusive Mornings events exclusively for people with special sensory-processing needs and their families. These events allow for early access to the Aquarium and a quieter experience. Soft lighting, limited use of microphones, and other modifications ensure a comfortable environment for all participants. Aquarium admission tickets are required and are available to purcahse online in advance of the events. Check out their events calendar for upcoming dates!

The Aquarium has been provided with supports from the Autism Alliance to help make visitor experience more enjoyable. When visiting ask for a social story and scavener hunt!

What is an Autism Welcoming Business?
Autism Welcoming businesses make simple, but impactful accommodations to support individuals and families with autism. They are trained by Autism Alliance staff and partner together to create a supportive environment. Learn more about our Autism Welcoming Initiative.