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Educator Appreciation Day

September 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students Dissecting Squid

Mystic Aquarium is happy to announce the fifth annual Educator Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 23, National Estuaries Day! As a special thank you, Educators* are invited to bring one guest with them for FREE, and enjoy the Aquarium for the whole day!

Exciting Inclusions:

  • 10% discount at the Aquarium store
  • Classrooms open from 11:30am to 3:30pm to meet Educators and outreach animals
  • Drawing for FREE Mystic Aquarium admissions for your class
  • Celebrate estuaries with family activities in the Main Gallery
  • Access to new exhibits Jurassic Giants and Discover Long Island Sound and our California sea lion show

Cost:  FREE of charge for Educators* and one guest (Additional guests are subject to regular Aquarium admission fees.)

Pre-registration:  Strongly recommended to avoid long lines. Just click the link below to register! Note that the last free admission will be at 3:00pm.

Click Here To Register

* Educators must show a valid school ID or proof of employment for free entry. Event is open to all educators and school staff, including: formal teachers, administrators, homeschool educators, daycare educators, preschool educators, paraprofessionals and support staff, school librarians, informal educators, etc.

Answers to FAQs

  • Each Educator* will receive free admission for themselves and one guest.
  • All additional guests will need to purchase tickets in advance or proceed to the admission booth to purchase a ticket.
  • Pre-registration is preferred and strongly recommended to avoid long check-in lines. We also recommend purchasing any additional tickets needed online in advance.
  • Walk-ins will also be welcomed on the day of event.
  • A check-in table will be out front to greet and admit all pre-registrants and walk-ins.
  • If you do not have a school ID – any proof of employment from an educational facility will suffice. Homeschool educators will be asked to identify themselves at the table at the front gate.
  • Gates open at 9:00am, and the last free admission is at 3:00pm.
  • Once inside, Educators* may stay until 5:00pm.
  • Free admission is nontransferable to another date.

We hope you can join us this year!


September 23, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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(860) 572-5955