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September 2018

International Coastal Cleanup

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
beach clean up

Join us on Sunday, September 16th as we head over to Bluff Point State Park, Groton, CT to clean up one of our favorite local coastlines.  In... Learn More »

MEMBERS ONLY Penguin Tile Paint Night

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
penguin painting members only event

You’re invited to an exclusive sneak peek of how some of our penguin artwork is created. Watch as one of our African penguin ambassadors... Learn More »

Family Overnight

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - September 22 @ 8:30 am
Family Overnight

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH US! How incredible would it be to come in after all the visitors have left for the night and explore the Aquarium without... Learn More »

Mystic Wide Clean-Up

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mystic Wide Clean Up

You're invited to join Mystic Aquarium and community partners for the Mystic Wide Clean-Up - a town-wide, large-scale debris removal event. Our... Learn More »

National Estuaries Day Weekend Celebration

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Front entrance of Aquarium

Help celebrate our local estuary by enjoying a day of fun activities for your whole family at the Aquarium! Fun crafts, interactive activities... Learn More »

October 2018

Fiesta del Oceano

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fiesta del Oceano logo

We’re kicking off Hispanic heritage month with a Fiesta del Oceano! Celebrate the flair of different cultures on Saturday, October 13th while... Learn More »

Pizza with Penguins

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
a pair of penguins

Love Pancakes with Penguins? You’ll be crazy about this event! Pizza with Penguins! While anchovies won’t make this menu, kids and adults... Learn More »

12th Annual Run/Walk for Penguins

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Beginning of Penguin Run

Stretch those hamstrings, lace up your sneaks and get your GPS watch ready for the 12th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins fundracer. 12th Annual... Learn More »


October 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
African penguin

Join us for BOO-reakfast, a special Halloween themed Pancakes with Penguins on October 28th. Scare up some smiles by coming in costume and enjoy... Learn More »

Sea Scare

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

Sea Scare Header Image

This Halloween, see our dinosaurs get in the spirit with a special trick-or-treat trek through the dino trail. We’re turning down the lights... Learn More »

November 2018

Pancakes with Penguins

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
penguin close-up

Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Breakfast buffet is served buffet-style up... Learn More »

Veterans Day

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

usa flag

This Veterans Day, we will honor our nation’s heroes for an entire week. United States military veterans and active-duty members who visit... Learn More »

Members Only Blue Friday

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
respect the stache mug

You’re invited to an Aquarium member exclusive! Not a fan of Black Friday crowds, confusion and chaos? Neither are we. That’s why we're... Learn More »


November 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 25, 2018

FriendsGiving Image

What are you thankful for? At Mystic Aquarium, we give thanks daily for the animals in our care, the supportive staff and volunteers on our... Learn More »

Toddler Tuesdays

November 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

Cuddle Clinic at Toddler Tuesdays

Take a time out you and your toddler will adore! Every Tuesday in November, join in kid-friendly activities from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Check out... Learn More »

December 2018

Members Only Holiday Party

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, his furry friend Bumble and the man in red, Santa, during this exclusive member’s only holiday... Learn More »

Munchkin Morning with Santa

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
munchkin morning with santa

Delight in this Aquarium holiday tradition that your child will remember for years to come. Enjoy a memorable morning filled with fun seasonal... Learn More »

Festival of Lights

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Walk through Olde Mistick Village’s winter wonderland from dusk until 9:30pm when thousands of luminaries light the walkways of the Village... Learn More »

It’s a Pinniped Party

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are wrapping up Walrus Awareness Week by celebrating ALL of our flippered friends! While Mystic Aquarium does not have the privilege to care... Learn More »

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 9, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 16, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 22, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 23, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 30, 2018 at 11:00am


His shiny red nose has been spotted over Mystic Aquarium and we’re ready to welcome him for weekends during Winterfest! Meet the most famous... Learn More »

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