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*Education: All Ages*Education: Ages 6 & Under*Summer Camps: Ages 3-5
*Summer Camps: Ages 6-8*Summer Camps: Ages 9-12*Summer Camps: Ages 13-16
*College: Seminar on Marine Mammals*Education: Family Conservation All Ages*Teacher Workshops
 
*EDUCATION: ALL AGES


Aquarium members are entitled to discount rates! The program participant must be a member to receive a discount. A member signing up a non-member participant will be charged the non-member rate.

 
Family Overnights - Adult  
   Regular Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 Qty

Ever wonder what the Aquarium's animals do at night? Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a flashlight for an overnight adventure in an underwater world to find out. Play games, tour the exhibits, enjoy snacks and get a great view of the beluga whales. A Continental Breakfast is provided.

Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Crafts and activities are geared toward children 5 to 12. (Children must be at least 5 years old to participate).

  Session  *April 4-5 Family Over: Fri,Apr 4,2014-Sat,Apr 5,2014 7:00PM-9:00AM   UNAVAILABLE
 
 
Family Overnights - Child  
   Regular Price: $50.00 Member Price: $40.00 Qty

Ever wonder what the Aquarium's animals do at night? Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a flashlight for an overnight adventure in an underwater world to find out. Play games, tour the exhibits, enjoy snacks and get a great view of the beluga whales. A Continental Breakfast is provided.

Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Crafts and activities are geared toward children 5 to 12. (Children must be at least 5 years old to participate).

  Session  *April 4-5 Family Over: Fri,Apr 4,2014-Sat,Apr 5,2014 7:00PM-9:00AM   UNAVAILABLE
 
 
*EDUCATION: AGES 6 & UNDER

Aquarium members are entitled to discount rates! The program participant must be a member to receive a discount. A member signing up a non-member participant will be charged the non-member rate.

 
Summer Munchkin Morning: Adult
   Regular Price: $30.00 Member Price: $12.00 Qty
Bring the little munchkin in your life to the Aquarium for some summer fun. You and your child will be allowed through the gates before the Aquarium opens to the public – a great way to experience the animals and exhibits without the crowds! Children can participate in a variety of activities including seasonal crafts, animal touch-and-learn programs and light refreshments to start the day on the right foot! Older siblings are welcome to attend at the child rate; however the activities will be geared towards 2 through 5 year olds.
  Session  *Munchkin Morning: Fri,Aug 1,2014 8:00AM-9:00AM   AVAILABLE
 
 
Summer Munchkin Morning: Child
   Regular Price: $18.00 Member Price: $8.00 Qty
Bring the little munchkin in your life to the Aquarium for some summer fun. You and your child will be allowed through the gates before the Aquarium opens to the public – a great way to experience the animals and exhibits without the crowds! Children can participate in a variety of activities including seasonal crafts, animal touch-and-learn programs and light refreshments to start the day on the right foot! Older siblings are welcome to attend at the child rate; however the activities will be geared towards 2 through 5 year olds.
  Session  *Munchkin Morning: Fri,Aug 1,2014 8:00AM-9:00AM   AVAILABLE
 
 
Animal Spotlight at the Aquarium & Coast: Adult
   Regular Price: $32.00 Member Price: $27.00 Qty

For Children Ages 2-4 years old. Please be sure to register the correct number of children and adults.

Spend time with your little one and learn about aquatic creatures in our specially designed early childhood classroom. This program combines stories, projects and live animals, and each class is designed to keep your child engaged and learning. We spend our last class on an adventure at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Conn., exploring and looking for sea creatures in their natural habitat.

*The rain date for any classes held at Bluff Point will be the following Friday.
 
 
Animal Spotlight at the Aquarium & Coast: Child
   Regular Price: $28.00 Member Price: $25.00 Qty

For Children Ages 2-4 years old. Please be sure to register the correct number of children and adults.

Spend time with your little one and learn about aquatic creatures in our specially designed early childhood classroom. This program combines stories, projects and live animals, and each class is designed to keep your child engaged and learning. We spend our last class on an adventure at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Conn., exploring and looking for sea creatures in their natural habitat.

*The rain date for any classes held at Bluff Point will be the following Friday.
 
 
*SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 3-5

Whether you sign your little one up for one week or the entire summer, Sea Stars is the perfect program for your little sponge. The Sea Star programs take place in a bright, stimulating classroom specifically designed for preschool-aged children. Parents can enjoy peace of mind as our experienced staff creates a safe and memorable experience for each and every child. This unique program allows children to learn through hands-on experiences and animal encounters while interacting with peers and participating in fun projects. Children also have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors at the aquarium by spending time in the Sea School Green, an outdoor learning space specially designed for our youngest campers and only available to children enrolled in education programming. Teachers will provide a daily snack and beverage for the campers.

The Sea Star Camp runs from 8:30am-11:30am Pick up and drop off take place outside near the aquariums front gates. Children participating in this program do not leave the aquarium premises.

 
Session 1: Life on the Coast
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
Our campers are lucky to be spending their summer in such a fantastic part of the world and we want to take time to explore the many local creatures that call our coast home! From horseshoe crabs to lobsters children will love the hands on experiences provided as they learn about and meet several fascinating creatures that live in our local waters. A great way to kick of summer for families who are planning on spending time at the beach this summer!
  Session  *June 23 - 27: Mon,Jun 23,2014-Fri,Jun 27,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (1 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 2: Under the Sea
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
The deep sea holds many mysteries and our campers are in the perfect location to learn how the deepest parts of our ocean are explored. Campers will go on daily adventures exploring the aquarium, head behind the scenes, and create fun arts and craft projects to bring home.
  Session  *June 30 - July 4: Mon,Jun 30,2014-Fri,Jul 4,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (11 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 3: Big, Bigger and Biggest
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
This week the Sea Stars will learn what life is like for some of the largest animals in the ocean. Campers will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the beluga whales and meet the trainers that care for our famous California sea lions.
  Session  *July 7 - 11: Mon,Jul 7,2014-Fri,Jul 11,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   WAIT LIST
 
 
Session 4: Flippers, Fins and Feathers
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
Our Sea Star campers will have a blast this week taking a closer look at several of our favorite aquarium animals. Campers will become immersed in feathers as they feed our Birds of the Outback and will head behind the scenes to see what it is like to care for our flippered and finned friends.
  Session  *July 14 - 18: Mon,Jul 14,2014-Fri,Jul 18,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (2 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 5: Passport to Adventure
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
Campers will use their Sea Star passports to “travel” to a part of the world each day where they will learn about the creatures that call our destination home. From visiting reptiles that hail from Australia and piranhas in the rainforest, your child will have a blast learning about and touching various sea creatures while we hop globe!
  Session  *July 21 - 25: Mon,Jul 21,2014-Fri,Jul 25,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (11 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 6: Life on the Coast
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
Our campers are lucky to be spending their summer in such a fantastic part of the world and we want to take time to explore the many local creatures that call our coast home! From horseshoe crabs to lobster children will love the hands on experiences provided as they learn about and meet several creatures that live in our local waters.
  Session  *July 28 - Aug. 1: Mon,Jul 28,2014-Fri,Aug 1,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (10 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 7: Big, Bigger, Biggest
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
This week the Sea Stars will learn what life is like for some of the largest animals in the ocean. Campers will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the beluga whales and meet the trainers that care for our famous California sea lions.
  Session  *Aug. 4 - 8: Mon,Aug 4,2014-Fri,Aug 8,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   WAIT LIST
 
 
Session 8: Under the Sea
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
The deep sea holds many mysteries and our campers are in the perfect location to learn how the deepest parts of our ocean are explored. Camper will go on daily adventures exploring the aquarium, head behind the scenes, and create fun arts and craft projects to bring home.
  Session  * Aug. 11 - 15: Mon,Aug 11,2014-Fri,Aug 15,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (5 AVAIL)
 
 
Session 9: Passport to Adventure
   Regular Price: $240.00 Member Price: $205.00 Qty
Campers will use their Sea Star passports to "travel" to a part of the world each day where they will learn about the creatures that call our destination home. From visiting reptiles that hail from Australia and piranhas in the rainforest, your child will have a blast learning about and touching various sea creatures while we hop the globe!
  Session  *Aug. 18 - 22: Mon,Aug 18,2014-Fri,Aug 22,2014 8:30AM-11:30AM   (9 AVAIL)
 
 
*SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 6-8

 
Animal Adventure
   Regular Price: $380.00 Member Price: $335.00 Qty
This full-day, week-long camp is perfect for the young camper who wants to learn about the incredible animals and habitats found at the Aquarium and in our local area. Inquisitive young minds will meet and learn about our animals directly from our husbandry staff as they explore our incredible collection of marine life. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, games, explorations of local habitats, behind-the-scenes visits and field trips to local sites, as they have fun increasing their knowledge of the animal world.
 
 
Ocean Explorers
   Regular Price: $380.00 Member Price: $335.00 Qty
This full-day, week-long camp is all about exploring the ocean! Campers will enjoy learning about animals that live and hunt on the sandy ocean floor as well the shipwrecks that rest there. Our exploration of marine life, shipwrecks and ocean exploration will highlight the adventures and discoveries of Dr. Robert Ballard. Through hands-on activities, crafts, games, behind-the-scenes visits and field trips to local sites, our campers will connect with this world of discovery.
 
 
Dino - Sea
   Regular Price: $380.00 Member Price: $335.00 Qty
From megalodon sharks to horseshoe crabs, come explore the realm of prehistoric and unusual animals in this full-day, week-long camp. Through hands-on activities, crafts, games, behind-thescenes visits and field trips to local sites, campers will learn about the ancestors of our animals today, unusual animals which are just now being discovered, and how they all relate to the animals found at the aquarium.
 
 
*SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 9-12

 
Mystic River Adventure
   Regular Price: $400.00 Member Price: $350.00 Qty
Join us for this very popular joint Mystic Aquarium/Mystic Seaport summer program. While at the Aquarium, campers learn about fascinating animals and habitats of the Mystic River and Long Island Sound. Campers then travel to the Seaport for a daily sailing adventure. All told, campers find sailing at Mystic Seaport and investigating animals at Mystic Aquarium an incredible, memorable experience! Campers must be able to swim. Please enroll for this adventure through the Aquarium. There is no aftercare available for this program. Camper drop off is at the Aquarium and pick up is at the Seaport.
 
 
Aquarium Experience
   Regular Price: $380.00 Member Price: $335.00 Qty
Calling all aquarium lovers! Join us for a week-long adventure where campers learn about this fabulous aquarium, the animals who call it home, the staff who work here every day and why the Aquarium was built 40 years ago! Campers meet animal care trainers and scientists, take special behind-the-scenes tours, learn about the excitement of working at the aquarium and participate in hands-on activities. Field trips to local sites, including one to a local habitat, and unique projects enhance this super fun aquarium exploration experience.
 
 
Underwater Exploration
   Regular Price: $380.00 Member Price: $335.00 Qty
Join us for an eye-opening adventure as we investigate the underwater realm of THE OCEAN FLOOR! Utilizing the Titanic and other sunken ships from the past, as well as underwater features such as hydrothermal vents, campers will discover how we explore the vast ocean floor and what it has to tell us. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, meet terrific aquarium staff, interact with animals, take a look behind the scenes, complete a cool project and take field trips to local sites during this week-long camp.
 
 
*SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 13-16

 
AGES 13-15: Aqua Camp
   Regular Price: $400.00 Member Price: $350.00 Qty
Do you love marine biology? Get the fun, hands-on experience you crave by doing activities marine biologists conduct every day. Participants tour behind the scenes, interact with aquarium staff and, weather permitting, enjoy some time on the water. As an added bonus, campers spend the night at the aquarium sleeping among the exhibits.

Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:00pm; Wednesday 8:30am - Thursday 8:30am (overnight)

 
 
AGES 13-16: Week in the Life of a Marine Biologist
   Regular Price: $450.00 Member Price: $420.00 Qty
Do you love marine biology and yearn to know what it’s like to be a scientist? Join Mystic Aquarium and New England Science & Sailing (NESS) for this exciting program that allows for a unique experience in the best aspects of a career in marine biology. Participants will start their day at NESS exploring Little Narragansett Bay by kayak, snorkel, foot and boat where they will perform field research before heading over to Mystic Aquarium for engaging hands-on programming. This program is designed to give you a real taste of what it’s like to be a marine biologist. Morning drop-off is at NESS in Stonington. All students take the SEAT bus with an instructor to Mystic Aquarium. Afternoon pick-up is at Mystic Aquarium.
  Session  *Session 1: Mon,Aug 11,2014-Fri,Aug 15,2014 8:30AM-4:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
*COLLEGE: SEMINAR ON MARINE MAMMALS

Enhance your knowledge of marine mammals. In this weekly seminar, visiting scientists will discuss the natural history, evolution, anatomy, physiology, husbandry, cognition, behavior and conservation of these magnificent creatures. Our expert speakers offer a wealth of knowledge you wont find anywhere else! Must have at least a junior standing for Fall 2014 semester.

Registration closes August 15th, 2014. Class Starts Sept. 3rd, 2014; Wednesday Evenings from 7:00-10:00pm.

 
URI College Student
   Price: $375.00 Qty
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  Session  SMM Fall 2014: Wed,Sep 3,2014 7:00PM-10:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
College Student (UCONN or Any Other College)
   Price: $475.00 Qty
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  Session  SMM Fall 2014: Wed,Sep 3,2014 7:00PM-10:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
Non-Student for College Credit
   Price: $350.00 Qty
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  Session  SMM Fall 2014: Wed,Sep 3,2014 7:00PM-10:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
Class Audit
   Price: $175.00 Qty
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  Session  SMM Fall 2014: Wed,Sep 3,2014 7:00PM-10:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
*EDUCATION: FAMILY CONSERVATION ALL AGES


Aquarium members are entitled to discount rates! The program participant must be a member to receive a discount. A member signing up a non-member participant will be charged the non-member rate.

 
Horseshoe Crab Watch
   Price: $5.00 Qty
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.

All children 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

New Moon Watch: Saturday, June 28; 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Napatree Point in Westerly, RI

Full Moon Watch: Saturday, July 12; 6:30pm-9:30pm at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT

 
 
*TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Looking for a unique professional development opportunity? All workshops are designed to be interactive and supply educators with numerous resources for immediate use in the classroom. CEUs are available for all programs.

 
Implementing Student-Led Field Study Experiences
   Price: $30.00 Qty
Interested in getting your students out into the field but not sure how or where? Come join Mystic Aquarium and the Connecticut Geographic Alliance (CGA) to explore how to conduct a site survey of your local area using Google Earth and resources that will encourage your students to ask questions, design, and carry out a field study of their own. In partnership with the CGA, Mystic Aquarium staff will lead educators through an integrated approach, incorporating geography, history and environmental science. This is also great for educators using JASON Learning’s Resilient Planet curriculum. The morning will be spent at Mystic Aquarium, followed by a journey out into the field. Educators should bring a laptop and will need to provide their own transportation to the field study site (TBA) from the Aquarium. The workshop will end at the field study site.
  Session  Student-Led Field Stud: Sat,May 10,2014 8:30AM-2:30PM   AVAILABLE