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*Education: All Ages
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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: $65.00
Member Price: $55.00

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.

Session *17 May 28-29: Sun, May 28, 2017 - Mon, May 29, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30AM   (14 AVAIL)

Family Overnights - Child
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $45.00

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.

Session *17 May 28-29: Sun, May 28, 2017 - Mon, May 29, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30AM   (14 AVAIL)

 
*Education: Toddlers and their Care Givers Camps

Animal Spotlight at the Aquarium & Coast: Adult
Regular Price: $32.00
Member Price: $27.00

For Toddlers and their care givers. Please be sure to register the correct number of children and adults.

Spend time with your little one and learn about aquatic animals and habitats in our specially designed classroom. This program utilizes stories, activities, crafts and live animals, to keep your child engaged and learning. We spend our last class on an adventure at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT, exploring and looking for sea creatures in their natural habitat.
Monday Sessions: Seals and Sea Lions, Sea Jellies, Clownfish and Anemones
Wednesday Sessions: Sea Stars and Urchins, Sea Turtles and Horseshoe Crabs

*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

For Toddlers and thier care givers. Please be sure to register the correct number of children and adults.

Spend time with your little one and learn about aquatic animals and habitats in our specially designed classroom. This program utilizes stories, activities, crafts and live animals, to keep your child engaged and learning. We spend our last class on an adventure at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT, exploring and looking for sea creatures in their natural habitat.
Monday Sessions: Seals and Sea Lions, Sea Jellies, Clownfish and Anemones
Wednesday Sessions: Sea Stars and Urchins, Sea Turtles and Horseshoe Crabs


*The rain date for any classes held at Bluff Point will be the following Friday.


 
 
*Education: Scout Overnights

BOY SCOUT Overnights
Price: $65.00

This underwater overnight adventure is designed for boys ages 6-13. Participants will enjoy a main floor scavenger hunt, touching live invertebrates, dissecting a squid, seeing our outdoor exhibits at night and learning how to help a stranded seal! After the evening activities are complete, everyone will fall asleep next to a cool tank of fish.

Every scout must be registered with a paid chaperone according to the scout chaperone guidelines.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration for all attendees.
Fee is $65 per person.
Advance registration is required.
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts may only register on dates designated for boys.
A roster with complete names for all those attending , an indication of adult or child and the youth age range is due 30 days prior to the event. Please email it to bhirsh@searesearch.org


GIRL SCOUT Overnights
Price: $65.00

This underwater overnight adventure is designed for girls ages 6-13. Participants will enjoy a main floor scavenger hunt, touching live invertebrates, dissecting a squid, seeing our outdoor exhibits at night and learning how to help a stranded seal! After the evening activities are complete, everyone will fall asleep next to a cool tank of fish.

Every scout must be registered with a paid chaperone according to the scout chaperone guidelines.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration for all attendees.
Fee is $65 per person.
Advance registration is required.
Girl Scouts may only register on dates designated for girls.
- Fathers attending on a Girl Scout night will spend the night separately from the scouts.
A roster with complete names for all those attending , an indication of adult or child and the youth age range is due 30 days prior to the event. Please email it to bhirsh@searesearch.org.


 
*Education: Scout Events

Boy Scout Day - Non Member
Price: $22.00
Come enjoy Mystic Aquarium and display your Boy Scout pride! Bring your clipboard and pencil to complete our awesome scavenger hunt plus receive a special patch for this event.

*Every Scout must have a paid adult chaperone*

Schedule: March 12th 2017
Check in is from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Session 2017: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Boy Scout Day - Member
Price: $5.00
Come enjoy Mystic Aquarium and display your Boy Scout pride! Bring your clipboard and pencil to complete our awesome scavenger hunt plus receive a special patch for this event.

*Every Scout must have a paid adult chaperone*

Schedule: Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Check in is from 10:00am - 1:00pm

*Must have your membership card at check-in!
Session 2017: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

 
*Homeschool Classes
Mystic Aquarium is now handling the reservations for classes geared towards homeschoolers!
We will be breaking up the school year into 2 sessions. Our offerings for the months of March to June are listed below. Each class is 60 minutes in length and tailored to specific grade range. All classes take place in Classroom A, located near the shark exhibit on the main floor of the aquarium.

Please note: Programs fee does not include aquarium admission. Non-members will be required to pay regular admission rates in order to enter the aquarium. Special arrangements can be made for child drop-off and pick-up outside the aquarium for non-members participating in program.

Cost: Members, $32 per child. 25 child maximum and 6 child minimum per class.
Classes sold as a 4 part series for $32. Classes cannot be sold separately.

Grade 1 to 3: 10:00-11:00
Grades 4 to 6: 11:30-12:30
Grades 7 to 9: 1:00-2:00

Program Schedule: Mondays. March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st and June 5th 2017

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Grades 1-3 Series
Price: $32.00

Mondays 10:00-11:00am

  • March 6th - Rocky Shore and Water Quality
  • April 3rd - Amphibians
  • May 1st - Ocean Exploration
  • June 5th - Coastal Field Program ( At Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT)
Session 1-3 March 6th, April 3: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   UNAVAILABLE

Grades 4-6 Series
Price: $32.00

Mondays 11:30-12:30pm

  • March 6th - Rocky Shore and Water Quality
  • April 3rd - Amphibians
  • May 1st - Ocean Exploration
  • June 5th - Coastal Field Program (At Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT)
Session 4-7 March 6th, April 3: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 11:30AM - 12:30PM   UNAVAILABLE

Grades 7-9 Series
Price: $32.00

Mondays 1:00-2:00pm

  • March 6th - Rocky Shore and Water Quality
  • April 3rd - Amphibians
  • May 1st - Ocean Exploration
  • June 5th - Coastal Field Program (At Bluff Point State Park Groton, CT)
Session 7-9 March 6th, April 3: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

 
*Summer Camps: Entering Grades Prek-K

Sea Stars is our half-day, weeklong camp experience specifically designed for children entering pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten. This camp is held in our early childhood classroom where our youngest campers can learn through hands-on experiences and animal encounters in a safe and inviting environment designed just for them. Campers will also enjoy interacting with their peers while playing outside in our Sea School Green, meeting fascinating Aquarium staff and enjoying fun projects. Sea Star campers will not leave the Aquarium grounds but spend the entire week exploring everything the Aquarium has to offer. Whether you sign up for just one session or the entire summer, your little one will be totally engaged in our themed activities planned throughout the summer. This summer's session themes include STEM Extravaganza, All Sorts of Animals, Garden and Green Week, and Water World. Teachers will provide a drink and snack.
NO CAMP HELD July 3-7

The Sea Star Camp runs from 8:30am-11:30am Pick up and drop off take place outside near the aquariums front gates.


Session 1: GARDEN AND GREEN WEEK
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
June 19th-23rd

It's everything GREEN, from frogs and pond life to reptiles and add gardening and composting. Discover how people, animals and the environment benefit from gardening and THINKING GREEN!
Session June 19-23: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 - Fri, Jun 23, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (4 AVAIL)

Session 2: WATER WORLD
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
June 26th-30th

Yes, you guessed it! This week will include water play, a visit to our water lab and discovering all there is to know about water and our Ocean Planet.
Session June 26-30: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 - Fri, Jun 30, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (8 AVAIL)

Session 3: ALL SORTS OF ANIMALS
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
July 10th-14th

This week we will be learning about our incredible marine mammals and the awesome invertebrates that are found in our collection as well as learning about all their adaptations and characteristics.
Session July 10-14: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 - Fri, Jul 14, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (6 AVAIL)

Session 4: STEM EXTRAVAGANZA
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
July 17th-21st

Join us for a fantastic week of exploration - from messy and smelly experiments to engineering challenges we will discover the power of science found in nature , preschooler style!
Session July-17-21: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 - Fri, Jul 21, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   WAIT LIST

Session 5: WATER WORLD
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
July 24th-28th

Yes, you guessed it! This week will include water play, a visit to our water lab and discovering all there is to know about water and our Ocean Planet.
Session July 24-28: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 - Fri, Jul 28, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (1 AVAIL)

Session 6: ALL SORTS OF ANIMALS
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
July 31-August 4:
This week we will be learning about our incredible marine mammals and the awesome invertebrates that are found in our collection as well as learning about all their adaptations and characteristics.
Session July 31-Aug 4: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (2 AVAIL)

Session 7: GARDEN AND GREEN WEEK
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
August 7th-11th

It's everything GREEN, from frogs and pond life to reptiles and add gardening and composting. Discover how people, animals and the environment benefit from gardening and THINKING GREEN!
Session August 7-11: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 - Fri, Aug 11, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (8 AVAIL)

Session 8: STEM EXTRAVAGANZA
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
August 14th-18th

Join us for a fantastic week of exploration - from messy and smelly experiments to engineering challenges we will discover the power of science found in nature , preschooler style!
Session Auguast 14-18: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 - Fri, Aug 18, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   WAIT LIST

Session 9: ALL SORTS OF ANIMALS
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $205.00
August 21st-25th

This week we will be learning about our incredible marine mammals and the awesome invertebrates that are found in our collection as well as learning about all their adaptations and characteristics.
Session August 21-25: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 - Fri, Aug 25, 2017 8:30AM - 11:30AM   (2 AVAIL)

 
*Summer Camps: Entering Grades 1-3

ANIMAL ANTICS
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
Do you have a camper who really enjoys learning about animals and their unique habitats? If so, we have a week-long, full-day camp designed just for your camper. Our experienced staff will guide campers through incredible experiences where they'll learn about amphibians while exploring a marsh, shark conservation from the experts who care for them every day, and get up close to alligators, lizards and snakes as we learn about reptile adaptations. Through hands-on activities, games, crafts, behind-the-scenes visits and even field trips to Roger Williams Zoo and Bluff Point State Park, your camper will be kept engaged and active while exploring the wonderful world of Animal Antics!

OCEAN CONSPIRA-SEAS
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00

Pirates, Nessie and Red Tide, OH MY!! This full-day camp is packed with exploring unusual happenings in the water and examining the lives of the interesting people who made the ocean their home. Our experienced camp staff will guide your curious campers through engaging hands-on activities, games, crafts and behind-the-scenes visits. Plus, campers will enjoy a trip to Mystic Seaport to learn about life on the high seas and an exploration of Bluff Point State Park, all in search of the answers to our Ocean Conspira-seas.

TOTALLY TURTLES
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
Join us for this brand new turtle camp! Throughout the week, campers will explore different types of sea, land and freshwater turtles and their habitats. We'll learn how they grow, find out what they eat and how we all can help protect these unique reptiles. Our Totally Turtle staff will lead campers on adventures through the Aquarium's marsh looking for painted turtles, to Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center searching for snapping turtles and even canvasing Bluff Point State Park for wood and box turtles. Campers will also have the chance to go behind-the-scenes, meet with animal care staff, and participate in amazing activities as we explore the wonderful world of turtles!

ENDANGERED SPECIES CAMP
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
New to Mystic Aquarium! This action packed, weeklong camp will engage your camper in learning about the many animals that are disappearing from our planet. Campers discover the difficulties facing species like African penguins, bats, and cheetahs and dive into hands-on activities that not only help understand the problems but could possibly develop a solution! These conservation minded campers will learn from the experts by meeting with Aquarium staff, going behind-the-scenes and enjoying field trips to Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Bluff Point State Park to explore our local threatened and endangered species. If your camper is looking for a fun summer experience where they'll learn how to protect our ocean planet - then this is the camp for you!

***Extended Day Program***
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $75.00
Need help with hectic schedules? Let your child enjoy extended day activities including a variety of crafts, games and snacks, offered 4:00pm-5:00pm.
Schedule: Monday - Friday,
Extended day not available for July 5-7
Cost per week: Members: $75; Non-members: $85

 
*Summer Camps: Entering Grades 4-6

MYSTIC RIVER ADVENTURE
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport are once again teaming together to offer your camper an unbelievable camp experience. While at Mystic Seaport in the morning, campers will learn how to sail independently using the Seaport's JY sailboats. Then campers will board a bus and travel to the Mystic Aquarium for a fun filled afternoon to learn about the Long Island Sound, animals that live there, and other habitats. Campers must be able to swim as they will be sailing on small sailboats. Please register for this program through Mystic Aquarium. Camper drop off is at Mystic Seaport and pick up is at Mystic Aquarium. All campers take the SEAT bus with instructors to Mystic Aquarium. This year campers will start their day at the Seaport so extended day programming is available at the Aquarium after camp.

ECO EXPLORERS
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
Eco Explorers camp is a full-day, weeklong program where your camper will explore habitats including the desert, coral reefs, Long Island Sound and more. While investigating these habitats, campers will learn about the amazing plants and animals found there and some of the issues they are experiencing. Eco Explorers will experience engaging hands-on activities, games, crafts, behind-the-scenes visits and two field trips; Roger Williams Zoo and Bluff Point State Park. Our exploration minded staff will utilize our exhibits and meetings with our animal care staff to guide your camper through their Eco Exploration experience.

SEA SCIENCE IN ACTION
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
Science is at the heart of so many aspects of our lives and there isn't a better facility to explore the many fields of science than at Mystic Aquarium! During this full-day, weeklong camp, your young scientist will explore water quality, nutrition, energy conservation and more, all while working with the staff that use science every day. Campers will experience engaging hands-on activities, games, crafts, behind-the-scenes visits and two field trips; Connecticut Science Center and Bluff Point State Park. Our experienced staff will utilize our exhibits as well as meetings with our researchers and animal care staff to guide your camper through their camp experience.

MARINE ANIMALS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $420.00
Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology are teaming up for the return of this very popular summer camp specially designed for budding marine biologists! Spend three days at Mystic Aquarium followed by two days at Project Oceanology, experienced instructors from both organizations will lead your campers on a journey of investigation to discover animal adaptations to various habitats, environmental changes, and how these changes are impacting animals and plants that call them home. This is the perfect program for campers who want to get their feet wet as they explore by land and sea and discover the marine animals and their habitats that are found locally and globally.

There is no aftercare available for this program.

 
*Summer Camps: Entering Grades 7-10

Aqua Camp
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $350.00
Do you wonder what it would be like to work in an aquarium or in the field of marine biology? Get the fun, hands-on experience you crave by doing activities marine biologists conduct every day. Participants will tour behind-the-scenes, interact with Aquarium staff and, weather permitting, will enjoy some time on the water. As an added bonus, campers spend the night at the Aquarium sleeping among the indoor exhibits.

Monday and Tuesday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Wednesday 8:30am - (overnight on 7/19, 8/2)-Thursday 8:30am

Week in the Life of a Marine Biologist
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $475.00
Teens love marine biology and yearn to know what it's like to be a scientist. Join the 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 the Mystic Aquarium for engaging hands-on programming. This program is designed to give teens 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. All registration will be through Mystic Aquarium.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION CAMP
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $420.00
Looking for a summer program that offers your child an inside look at local and global marine conservation? Back for a second year, Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology have teamed up to create the perfect camp! Campers in this weeklong program will participate in research cruises and studies for three days with Project Oceanology to discover the life in and around our local Long Island Sound as well as spend two days at Mystic Aquarium exploring ecosystems around the world. Spending time on the water, participating in experiments, meeting with expert scientists, and even heading behind-the-scenes of the Aquarium's exhibits will open the campers' eyes to many marine conservation opportunities awaiting them today and in the future!

 
July Vacation Week Programs entering Grades 1-6

Entering Grades 1-3
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $70.00
The July 4th celebration was fantastic, but now the children have nothing to do. Why not send them to Mystic Aquarium for a day of fun, maybe even two or three! New for 2017 we are offering three independent days of activities for your child. Each day will explore the life of either a habitat or an animal. Children will enjoy engaging hands- on activities and meet experts in the field as they are guided on this adventure.
No Extended Day Program

Schedule: Wednesday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm Cost: Members $70/day; Non Members: $80/day
Entering Grades 1-3
July 5: A Day in the Life of a Shark
July 6: A Day in the Life of a Sea Lion and Seal
July 7: A Day in the Life of an Invertebrate

Entering Grades 4-6
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $70.00
The July 4th celebration was fantastic, but now the children have nothing to do. Why not send them to Mystic Aquarium for a day of fun, maybe even two or three! New for 2017 we are offering three independent days of activities for your child. Each day will explore the life of either a habitat or an animal. Children will enjoy engaging hands- on activities and meet experts in the field as they are guided on this adventure.
No Exteneded Day Program

Schedule: Wednesday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm Cost: Members $70/day; Non Members: $80/day
Entering Grades 4-6
July 5: A Day in the Life of a Marine Mammal
July 6: A Day in the Life of the Coral Reef
July 7: A Day in the Life of a Marine Reptile

 
*Education: Family Conservation All Ages


Horseshoe Crab Watch
Price: $5.00
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: Friday, May 26; 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Napatree Point in Westerly, RI

Full Moon Watch: Saturday, June 10; 6:30pm-9:30pm at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT


Picnic In the Park
Price: $10.00
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!
  • Beach Brook Farm- What a great way to kick off the Earth Day weekend than by enjoying a pizza dinner alongside ponies at Beech Brook Farm!
Friday, April 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Knox Preserve - Exploring old orchards and stone walls, we'll enjoy dinner with a beautiful ocean view.
Wednesday, 5/17, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

Cost $10 per family (up to 4 individuals), $3 for each individual.

The Muddy World of Amphibians
Price: $5.00
Saturday, May 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Leap into action and join us for this family, friendly amphibian exploration! Heading out into the marsh - we'll learn to identify our local frog, toad and salamander species by sight and sound. This sure to be a muddy good time!

All children 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $5 per person
Session Muddy World of Amphibi: Sat, May 6, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (17 AVAIL)

 
*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 won't find anywhere else!
*Must have at least a junior standing for Fall 2017 semester.

*Registration closes August, 29, 2017.

Class Starts Sept. 6th, 2017; Wednesday Evenings from 7:00-10:00pm.


URI College Student
Price: $375.00
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Session SMM Fall 2017: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM   WAIT LIST

College Student (UCONN or Any Other College)
Price: $450.00
*This ticket is for any College Student at UCONN or any other college as well as any Non-Student wanting College Credit.
Session SMM Fall 2017: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM   WAIT LIST

Class Audit
Price: $175.00
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Session SMM Fall 2017: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM   WAIT LIST