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Title:
Father's Day Weekend
When:
Saturday, June 15 2013 - Sunday, June 16 2013  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Category:
Special Events

Description

In celebration of Father’s Day, Mystic Aquarium is offering fathers free admission with a full-paid child admission Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Among the aquarium’s 5,000 animals are over 30 lined seahorses, a species found in the Long Island Sound. Male seahorses could be considered one of nature’s greatest fathers because they carry and “birth” young.

During their courtship dance, a female seahorse will deposit her eggs into a male’s brood pouch where they are fertilized for up to 40 or 50 days. Once hatched, the male “gives birth” by using muscular contractions to push the live young into the water. Over 100 seahorses can be born at one time and they only measure about 5/8 of an inch in length. They will grow to be about five inches. Click here to learn more about seahorses.

This special Father’s Day offer is available for in-person ticket purchases only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional tickets can be purchased in person or online.