Mystic Aquarium is now handling the reservations for classes geared towards homeschoolers! We will be breaking up the school year into 2 sessions. Our offerings for the months of February - May are listed below. Each class is 45 minutes in length and we ask children are dropped off and picked up at the classroom.
Please note: Programs fee does not include admission for families. Non-members will be required to pay regular admission rates in order to enter the aquarium. Special arrangements can be made for drop-off and pick-up outside the aquarium for non-members participating in programming but not visiting the aquarium.
Cost: Members, $20 per child. 30 child maximum and 6 child minimum per class.
February 25. 10:15-11:00 in Classroom A
Penguin Palooza – We love our penguins here at the aquarium, and we are going to learn more them by having a child dress up as one from beak to tail. Through movements and hands-on activities, children will love learning about these adorable “birds that can’t fly”.
March 18, 10:15-11:00 in Classroom A
Animal Locomotion – Children will use their observation skills to learn how various animals in our aquarium move and protect themselves.
April 15, 10:15-11:00 in Classroom A
Big, Bigger, Biggest – From plankton up to blue whales, children will learn about who eats who in our vast oceans.
May 20, 10:15-11:00 in Classroom A
Gator Mania – Children will be introduced to our new resident baby alligators. Children will see and learn about how they are cared for and have the opportunity to tour our reptile holding room
February 25, 11:15-12:00 in Classroom A
Penguin, the Science Behind their Survival– a hands on class in which children will learn about struggles the penguin population faces as well as adaptations that use for survival.
March 18, 11:15-12:00 in Classroom A
Explore the Shore – Children will learn about our beautiful Long Island Sound and investigate the native plants and animals that live there.
April 15, 11:15-12:00 in Classroom A
Invasive Species – Get off of my turf! Children will learn about the challenges local species face when animals from foreign waters are introduced to their habitats.
May 20, 11:15-12:00 in Classroom A
Gator Mania – Children will be introduced to our resident baby alligators and have the opportunity to tour our reptile holding room. Reptile characteristics and how they differ from other animals groups will also be a focus today.
February 25, 12:15-1:00 in Classroom A
Penguins – Using our Kenevision microscope children will learn about penguin characteristics and the damaging effects pollution and oil spills have on these birds in their native environment.
March 18, 12:15-1:00 in Classroom A
Creature Features – Children will become scientists and examine a group of live marine invertebrates and classify them into groups. What you see is not always what you get!
April 15, 12:15-1:00 in Classroom A
Endangered Ecosystems – Through this interactive class children will discover how climate change, pollution, and human interaction are affecting aquatic plants and animals around the world.
May 20, 12:15-1:00 in Classroom A
Gator Mania – Children will be alligator experts by the end of our class! They’ll get to meet our new resident baby alligators and have a tour of our reptile holding room.
Click here to sign up for a homeschool program