New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center Opens at New England Aquarium

Please visit to see a slide show of the opening earlier this month.

BOSTON – In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the New England Aquarium proudly announces the opening of the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center this July. Five northern fur seals will make this architecturally-striking structure on Boston Harbor their new home. The goals of the new center are to educate all visitors about wildlife conservation and to innovatively present these charismatic marine mammals as role models for children in developing and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.

Driven by the New Balance Foundation’s lead gift of more than $3 million, the Aquarium designed an open-air structure overlooking a rejuvenated Boston Harbor that will allow visitors to interact up-close with the northern fur seals. A primary objective of the New Balance Foundation is to promote childhood fitness and activity. Programs in the new Center will reflect that objective by encouraging young people to “Move It” with an innovative New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center guide that highlights exercises that mimic the seals activities.

“The New Balance Foundation is committed to encouraging childhood fitness and activity, and there is no better way to connect with children than through animals,” said Anne Davis, managing trustee of the New Balance Foundation. “Our partnership with the New England Aquarium through the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center will help kids get moving and active through exposure to the northern fur seal, one of the most engaging sea creatures on the planet.”

For the full press release please click Release – Marine Mammal Center.

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