Month: August 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dear Friend: As I write this our thoughts and prayers are with the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  I know that many members of our community have relatives and or friends in the areas impacted which is a tremendous worry.  Be assured of our support.   Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Last Friday evening we celebrated our annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Night.  Approximately 400 people... MORE »

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dear Friend: Georgia Aquarium and Tennessee Aquarium Last week I was in Atlanta to visit with the CEO of Georgia Aquarium, Mike Levin.  Our organizations are both cetacean holding institutions and this was my first opportunity to meet with Mike who became Chairman and CEO approximately one year ago, after a productive career in hospitality, including Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Georgia Aquarium We... MORE »

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dear Friend:   Women in Science Wednesday August 16th features our 3rd Annual Women in Science Day. Funded by The Petit Family Foundation, this day provides the opportunity to meet and talk with Mystic Aquarium’s own women scientists, researchers and animal care professionals, as well as women from local community science organizations. Covering numerous fields of science, these women share information and host hands-on activities... MORE »

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mystic, Conn. (August 11, 2017): Over 950 guests joined Mystic Aquarium last evening for a sensory-friendly evening for children on the autism spectrum and their families. The event provided a unique opportunity for children to experience select aquarium exhibits with the help of a supportive staff. Guests were invited to enjoy the newly added Weird & Wonderful exhibit as well as fan-favorites like beluga whales, penguins, sharks and much.... MORE »

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Lovers Day Day comes at the most perfect time of the year! This is a great time to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Whether you’re sitting in the sand, by a pool, or in your backyard, read anything-anywhere! We recommend Curious George Goes to the Aquarium; this book showcases many animals we have here at the Aquarium! The book includes; penguins, sea lions, jellyfish, piranhas, beluga’s, and much more! Many... MORE »

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dear Friend:   Seals on the Rocks Each year Mystic Aquarium rescues and rehabilitates approximately 100 marine mammals.  Most are seals, but we also work with whales and dolphins - and the occasional sea turtle - when they strand on land or run into trouble in the ocean.  Last year, as many of you may recall, we took care of a manatee that was rescued off the coast of Chatham. The animal rescue and rehabilitation program, led... MORE »