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New England Aquarium Corporation

Protecting the blue planet

aka New England Aquarium   |   Boston, MA   |  www.neaq.org

Mission

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement and education, commitment to marine animal conservation, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for a vital and vibrant ocean.

Ruling year info

1960

Principal Officer

Vikki N. Spruill

Main address

New England Aquarium Central Wharf

Boston, MA 02110 USA

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EIN

04-2297514

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Marine Science and Oceanography (U21)

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Our programs

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Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

We combine pioneering marine conservation research with strategic partnerships, and the formidable convening power of the Aquarium to combat the unprecedented impacts of human
activities on our oceans. We promote these science-based solutions in New England and beyond, building on the Aquarium’s nearly 50-year legacy of protecting our blue planet and
advocating for vital and vibrant oceans.

Our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life will continue to expand its role in protecting marine species and ecosystems, using New England as a laboratory for developing science-based
solutions to mitigate the impacts of increasing global ocean threats such as climate change, overfishing and industrialization. We will build on our role as a thought leader in marine
conservation – serving as a global convener for ocean conservation solutions, building a network of conservation entrepreneurs in the developing world, and strengthening our
advocacy role to effectively influence industry practice and drive policy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

For nearly 50 years, the Aquarium has been Boston’s premier cultural institution with a focus on the environment. We bring the public to the water’s edge, inspiring and educating them about the oceans, and promoting civic engagement in environmental stewardship.

The Aquarium’s master plan calls for a public promenade that will feature broad sight lines from the Rose Kennedy Greenway to the water’s edge at the far end of Central Wharf. The “Blueway” offers a cohesive design to improve and expand the public’s access to the Boston waterfront, further incorporate the Aquarium’s mission into the public realm through transformative outdoor exhibits, introduce climate resiliency measures to Central Wharf, and serve as a model for strategic planning on the harbor.

This long-term project represents a bold vision for creative regional, national, and even international waterfront planning in an age of climate change. By re-imagining the public space at Central Wharf, the Aquarium seeks to reinforce the importance of Boston Harbor as an intrinsic economic, cultural, and environmental resource.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are engaging the public in constructive conversations about climate change nationwide, building the next generation of ocean stewards, and providing high quality STEM education opportunities for underserved youth.

Looking ahead, our strategic plan calls for the Aquarium to expand its national leadership in changing the conversation on ocean conservation – including climate change and other critical environmental challenges – by advancing public understanding, civic engagement, and action. Building on our commitment to education, we will increase access to high quality science learning and environmental leadership opportunities for underserved youth throughout greater Boston as a model for community engagement.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Zoos and Aquariums- Accreditation 2011

American Association of Museums 2007

Affiliations & memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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Financials

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New England Aquarium Corporation

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Thomas Burton

Mintz

Term: 2020 - 2023

Thomas R. Burton III

Mintz

David Altshuler

The Tech Foundation

David Bechhofer

Bain & Company, Inc.

Barbara Burgess

Bob Chen

UMass Boston School for the Environment

Kathleen Healy

Volunteer

Barbara Eisenson

Volunteer

Daniel Evans

Ropes & Gray

Pamela Holding

Fidelity Investments

Tim Healy

Alexander Leventhal

Faros Properties LLC

Raymond Mui

Ascentia Asset Management

Anne Peacher

Volunteer

Linda Cabot

Linda Cabot Design

Jared Chase

Volunteer

Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry Photography

Samuel Slater

Tremont Asset Management

Vikki Spruill

New England Aquarium

William F. Weld

ML Strategies

Peter O. Wilde

PSG

Robert Trumbull

J.P. Morgan

Nick Good

Pendal Group

Lisa Dynner

Volunteer

John DeVillars

BlueWave - Axium Infrastructure

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability