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Free to Learn Admission Program

In-Kind Donations of Tickets to Massachusetts
Schools for K-12 Pupils to Visit a Local Aquarium

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New England Aquarium

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In-kind donations of entrance tickets to Massachusetts schools for K-12 pupils to visit a local aquarium. Funding is intended for schools with significant financial needs. Tickets can be used between Monday and Thursday. Fridays, weekends, and vacation periods are unavailable, and other blackout dates may apply. Schools must arrive for Free to Learn visits between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183554

Term of Contract:

Visits must take place between September through February.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K–12 schools in Massachusetts that are a part of the Community Eligibility Provision, designated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, can apply.

Ineligible applicants:
- PreK, day-care, and early learning centers
- After-school programs and other community programs

Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Applications are open from March 15, 2019 to April 30, 2019.
- Result letters are emailed between late Mary and early June.

Important information:
- Applicants will be required to be the lead chaperones.
- Each applicant can apply for up to 100 tickets.
- There is no limit to the number of applications from each school.
- Applicants must attend a Field Trip Preparation workshop every three school years in order to redeem tickets.

Field Trip Preparaion information can be seen at:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application form and instructions:

If you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Resource Center at

New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA, 02110

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts