Category: Press Releases

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (April 16, 2019): Whether it’s a school field trip, a family outing or a first date, for over 45 years Mystic Aquarium has been a place where lasting memories are made. Equally as important, Mystic Aquarium is a place where injured animals are rehabbed, non-releasable animals find a home and all receive world-class animal care. Through the work of educators, veterinarians and research scientists, it is also where advancements are... MORE »

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (April 12, 2019): A gray seal rescued in Bermuda on March 19 has arrived at Mystic Aquarium for the next leg of its long journey. After receiving care from the veterinary team and staff at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) the female gray seal, named Lou-Seal by public supporters in Bermuda, arrived in Connecticut via chartered flight for continued rehabilitation at Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic, with the goal... MORE »

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mystic, Conn. <March 10, 2019>: The phrase “Bring it On” is an informal term with British origins used to convey confidence and excitement about facing a challenge. It could not be any more fitting that Mystic Aquarium volunteer and everyday conservationist Heather has the last name Bring. Heather Bring of Westerly, RI, has taken on countless challenges in her life. She has faced them all with confidence, excitement and success.... MORE »

Friday, March 8, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (March 7, 2019): In less than a week, over 100 of the greatest minds in beluga conservation will gather in Mystic to participate in the Second International Workshop on Beluga Research and Conservation. Over the last several weeks, Mystic Aquarium has unveiled additional conference details including highlights of daily presentations. Of the major topics over the three-day conference scheduled for March 12-14, 2019, none are more... MORE »

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (February 28, 2019): As the countdown to the much-anticipated Second International Workshop on Beluga Research and Conservation begins, Mystic Aquarium is unveiling additional conference details. With the overall goal of the conference to connect, collaborate and share traditional knowledge and exploration of advances in aquarium husbandry, field biology and the latest science impacting beluga whales, an esteemed panel of... MORE »

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (March 1, 2019): Sunday, March 3, as designated by the United Nations (UN), is World Wildlife Day. For the first-time ever, the celebration will concentrate on marine life with the theme Life Below Water: For People And Planet. Mystic Aquarium is joining forces with other aquariums around the globe to support World Wildlife Day by shining a spotlight on the impacts of land-based pollution on oceans. They are also taking this... MORE »

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 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 »

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mystic, Conn. (January 22, 2019): Mystic Aquarium recently announced that it would provide government employees affected by the shutdown the opportunity to visit, Monday through Friday, through the duration of the shutdown. The offer is available now to all furloughed government employees with valid identification. “Our local community is directly impacted by the government shutdown, most notably through the Coast Guard and the Naval... MORE »