KIDS: Mystic Aquarium

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Mystic Aquarium  -  May and June 2018 Events

Picnic in the Park
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Barn Island, Stonington, CT

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Families participating in Picnic in the Park programs will be provided a pizza dinner, unstructured play activities, and an opportunity to meet other nature play loving families. This week, we head out to Barn Island! After dining with a beautiful view of Connecticut’s largest wildlife management area, we’ll go crabbing, search for shore birds and enjoy nature. Advanced registration required.

Endangered Species Day
Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm


From vaquitas to African penguins, we’ll be celebrating the conservation efforts that are in place to help save some of our most threatened species. Explore the Main Gallery where we’ll have tables set up highlighting different species including the vaquita, penguin, turtles, sharks and more. Learn about each of the featured species, threats they face and how you can help make a difference in the future of their populations.

Free for Aquarium members and with admission

Pancakes with Penguins
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:00 – 9:30am

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Join us during Pancakes with Penguins at Mystic Aquarium on Sat., May 19 from 8-9:30am. Breakfast is served buffet-style and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. Plus, enjoy a visit by one of the Aquarium’s African penguins! This breakfast fills fast, so reserve your spot today. Advanced registration required; sales end 48 hours prior to event. Make a day of it! Purchase Aquarium admission for an extra $10 each. Details at

Memorial Day Weekend at Mystic Aquarium
Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28

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As a thank you United States military personnel for their service to our country, Mystic Aquarium is offering FREE admission for U.S. Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members May 26 to 28 with Military ID. Family members with U.S. Military ID receive a discounted admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12) when each person shows their U.S. Military ID.

Free for U.S. Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members, Discounted rate for dependents with military ID

Pizza with Penguins
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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While anchovies won’t make this menu, kids and adults alike with love all the options on the pizza buffet and beverage bar! Our fan-favorite penguins make a special dinner-time appearance in the Main Gallery from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Horseshoe Crab Watch
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Napatree Point Conservation Area, 22 Fort Road, Westerly, RI

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Head to the beach and witness these “living fossils” gather during our nighttime Family horseshoe Crab Watch. You can also help aquarium staff count the animals and learn about the role they play in our local ecosystem. Be prepared to get wet feet and hike a distance. Advanced registration required.

Carnaval del Sol
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm

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The colors, the rhythm, the culture, the heat – it’s Carnaval del Sol at Mystic Aquarium! Celebrate summertime sun with the flair of Hispanic cultures from around the world. Crafts, dancers, demonstrations and more bring Carnaval del Sol to life. From pulsating music to electrifying acts, experience this fun kick-off to summer celebration.

Free for Aquarium members and with admission

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Our buildings and grounds have been designed to provide full access and quality experience for guests with special needs. The facility is fully wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available for use during your visit on a first-come, first-served basis. We welcome people with disabilities or special needs. If any guest requires or desires assistance during their visit to Mystic Aquarium, we ask that they contact us ahead of time by calling 860.572.5955 ext.0 or see a guest services staff member upon their arrival. Our website also offers the option to download this accessibility guide for their use.

Mystic Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and Immersion Learning are divisions of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3organization. The mission of Sea Research is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.
Mystic Aquarium is located in Mystic just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95, about 10 miles east of New London along Connecticut's southeastern shore. Parking is always free.
From New York City and points South: Take I-95 North to Exit 90 in Connecticut.
From Boston and points North: Take I-95 South to Exit 90 in Connecticut.
From Hartford, CT: 1. Route 2 East to Route 11 South; 2. Left onto Route 82; 3. Right onto Route 85; 4. Route 85 to Interstate 95 North; 5. I-95 North to Exit 90; 6. Follow the signs to the Aquarium at 55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355-1997
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Phone: 860.572.5955
Fax: 860.572.5969
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