About Us

The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in Rhode Island. We've been providing hands-on marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989.

We specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

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We offer families an annual membership to our center for $100 a year. It's a great option if you and your family like to visit us regularly.

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Gift Certificates

Need a gift for your favorite marine biology enthusiast? We now offer gift certificates online.

Public Hours

Sunday  10am to 5pm

Monday - Friday  Noon to 5pm.

Saturday  Reserved for private birthday parties

$9 per person. Children under 3 are free.
We also offer memberships

For more information see our Walk-Ins page. 


We have a great lineup of family events to check out! For the latest information and registration please see our list of events.

These are Some of the Programs We Offer