Biomes Marine Biology Center


The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the largest 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.


Pamela Z

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Hands-on, smaller aquarium. Lots for kids to do. Multiple touch tanks, demonstrations, and a play area. Good for kids of all ages. Also, good for field trips and birthday parties. I only wish they opened in the morning.

Justin Curran

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

Very nice aquarium!! Has a large variety of fish that I had never seen before! Went with my grandparents and it is a great way to spend a few hours! It looks a little small on the outside but once you go in you will see a lot of marine life!! Would give 5 stars but it's only open for like 4-5 hours a day. I recommend you go to Biomes because you will have an awesome time!

Kyle Tremblay

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Great fun for all ages! They even allow children to assist in feeding times!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

this aquarium looks small from outside, but they have nice aquarium tanks with little sharks, sting rays, crustaceans all that you could touch. well organized and maintained. tons of varieties of different fish to see probably over 100 tanks at least. there are large turtles, striped bass, crab, sea robins and too many things to list here. fun place for kids and a little gift shop too. i like going here with my kids

Ethan B

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This place is amazing! I had attended a couple kids' birthday parties there(which were great) and decided to buy an annual membership. We've probably been there 2 dozen times this year already. You can spend a couple hours there or just drop in for 30 minutes on a rainy day. The kids never get tired of it. The collection of sea life is really amazing and the staff obviously has a love of education as well as the local environment. There are regular demonstrations and everything is very hands-on. My 2 year old loves it as much as my 6 year old. I'd say it's a great fit for any age. They also have a large section set up with crafts and other activities including an enclosed area for the younger kids. I cannot recommend this place enough. The regular pricing is reasonable and the membership is a steal!