Month: February 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mystic, CT (February 21, 2019): Registration for Mystic Aquarium summer camp is now open. Tailored for young explorers, animal and nature lovers and budding marine biologists, Mystic Aquarium summer camps are held annually June through August. Offering hands-on activities, up-close animal encounters, field trips and other fun and educational experiences, these camps are sought-after experiences for children ages 3 to 16. Exceeding over 275... MORE »

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (February 20, 2019): A powerful new art exhibit entitled Inspiration for Change brings attention to the negative implications of human impacts on the natural environment with paintings that are genuine, vibrant and poignant. Each summer, Mystic Aquarium hosts an “Artist in Residence” associated with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to shadow various Aquarium teams in search of a story to tell through art. This year,... MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (February 12, 2019): Over the last few years, they have become one of the most wished for gifts during the holidays. Drones, as Drew Prindle of digitaltrends.com says, “have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon.” More than four years ago, on CBS Networks “60 Minutes,” Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos indicated “that drones would be delivering goods to people’s homes within a half hour of... MORE »

Research Spotlight: Celebrate World Whale Day With Conservation

Saturday, February 9, 2019

By Dr. Laura Thompson, Mystic Aquarium Researcher Today, February 9, is World Whale Day. Founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980 as part of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Maui Whale Festival, World Whale Day was a way to honor humpback whales. The recognition on this day has expanded beyond the humpback due to the ever-increasing need to conserve many species of whales facing threats like climate change, habitat loss, pollution and more. As a... MORE »