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August 2018

Women in Science Day

August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aquarist Monique with Fish

Join us for what has become one of the Aquarium's most inspirational events of the year! Meet and chat with over 30 female scientists during... Learn More »

Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

August 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this evening event which is completely free for families or groups with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing... Learn More »

Summer Nights: Penguin Walk/Run Night

August 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
African penguin

Summer Nights presents Run/Walk for the Penguins Night Dive in to summer nights at Mystic Aquarium! Join us during this special themed... Learn More »

Cocktails with the Whales

August 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Juno at window

Looking to unwind and have fun after work? Chill with the coolest crowd in town and relax to live music. Enjoy a cash bar while you mix and... Learn More »

September 2018

Conservation in Action presents Celebrating New England’s Ocean Treasures

September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sea Turtle Swimming

Join us as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Explore... Learn More »


September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Juno beluga whale

We’re celebrating our largest species in a big way during Belugapalooza! Join us for special beluga talks at the Arctic Coast exhibit hosted... Learn More »

Ocean Commotion Gala

September 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ocean Commotion Beyond the Blue Logo

Please join us at this year's Ocean Commotion Gala Beyond the Blue Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:00pm - 11:00pm Mystic Aquarium 55 Coogan... Learn More »

Heroes Week

September 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:50 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 16, 2018

Heroes Weekend

They wear helmets, gloves and vests and are the brave individuals who keep our community safe. We’re celebrating their heroic deeds for a full... Learn More »

International Coastal Cleanup

September 16, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 »

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... Learn More »

National Estuaries Day Weekend Celebration

September 23, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 »

12th Annual Run/Walk for Penguins

October 20, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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

Marine Career Open House

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Charlotte green sea turtle

This open house is a special event tailored for high school and college students to learn about the wide variety of careers available in the... Learn More »

Mystic Harvest Beer Dinner

November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate the bounty of the season during Mystic's Harvest Beer Dinner presented by Ocean Blue Catering. Join us at the Mystic Yachting Center... Learn More »

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