Aquariums make it possible for people to see how sea creatures interact with their environments and for sea creatures to see how people interact with their weird, finless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.
- $16 for a marine-education-center visit for up to four people, redeemable Monday–Friday (up to a $36 value)
Children younger then 3 are admitted for free.
Biomes Marine Biology Center
Since 1989, the Biomes Marine Biology Center has immersed visitors of all ages in the lives of sea creatures through a range of hands-on programs. Though it recently moved to a new location, it has kept aquatic habitats focused on the denizens of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Amid tanks of native and tropical species such as octopuses, horseshoe crabs, lionfish, tortoises, and sharks, the staff treats visitors to a range of events—including educational demonstrations and hermit-crab-socialization seminars.
In a separate area for kids aged 3–6 , staff members lead animal-themed story times, and walk children through corresponding craft projects afterward. They also organize birthday parties, during which kids can pet tide-pool animals such as eels, horseshoe crabs, and small sharks.