Mystic Aquarium is now handling reservations for classes geared towards homeschoolers! We will be breaking up the school year into two sessions. Our offerings for the months of October to January are listed below. Each class is 60 minutes in length and tailored to specific grade range. All classes take place in Classroom A, located near the shark exhibit in the Main Gallery of the Aquarium.
Please note: Programs fee does not include Aquarium admission. Non-members will be required to pay regular admission rates in order to enter the Aquarium. Special arrangements can be made for child drop-off and pick-up outside the Aquarium for non-members participating in program.
Cost: Members, $32 per child. 18 child maximum and 6 child minimum per class.
Classes sold as a four-part series for $32. Classes cannot be sold separately. Online registration for classes will end on September 27, 2018.
Grade 1 to 3: 10:00-11:00
Grades 4 to 6: 11:30-12:30
Program Schedule: Mondays; October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7
October 1 – Sharks
November 5 – Seals and Sea Lions
December 3 – Kelp Forests
January 7 – Aquarium Careers
Marine Career Open House
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 marine science field. Discover what careers exist in the field of marine science, participate in a panel discussion with Aquarium interns and staff, get your marine science career questions answered by our enthusiastic staff, meet with the volunteer coordinator and complete the volunteer application, and visit the Aquarium to see careers in action!
Schedule: Saturday, November 3rd , 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: Admission is free for pre-registered students (with a valid school ID) and one adult (Registration closes on 11/2 at 5:00pm)
Animal Health and Vet Care Conference
Do you dream of a career in aquatic animal medicine and wonder how to reach your goal? Sign up fast for this exciting conference designed for high school upperclassmen and college students! Through a full day of workshops, future veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal care staff will have an opportunity to work directly alongside Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Care and Veterinary team as you go behind the scenes to explore these fascinating careers. In addition to the interactive workshops, a networking lunch with Aquarium staff is included with registration.
Workshop sessions include:
- Participation in a veterinary exam of an African Penguin
- Blood cell analysis of both fish and mammal
- Anatomy and physiology of marine mammal demonstration
- Tour of the state of the art Wiederhold Animal Care Center
- Animal Training demonstration
Schedule: Saturday, November 10th, 9:00am-2:00pm
Conference Registration Cost: $250 (to include lunch)
Marine Biology Mentor Series
Interested in a career in marine biology or need to complete a job shadow or mentoring experience? Then we have the program for you! This program will offer high school students an opportunity to gain up to 20 service hours through 4 monthly marine science workshops. Each workshop will highlight a different career path and include peeks behind the scenes and opportunities to talk with and work alongside staff.
Schedule: Wednesday, 12/26 – Saturday, 12/29, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $60/student for the series