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What can make your day better than visiting Mystic Aquarium? Who else but man’s best friends! Come to our “Dog Days of Summer” event every Monday in August and you will definitely leave with your tail wagging! Forget about the heat by watching Ringo, a police dog with the Ledyard Police Department, and his partner Officer Dan Gagnon, as they show you what it takes to train this adorable K9. Watch as the star dogs from My Dogs Place show off their obedience skills and search and rescue behaviors. We will have other organizations such as Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and Educational Connections here to give you even more insight into different techniques to train all kinds of dogs.
Did you know that fish can be trained? Our animals get into the excitement as we show what it takes to train puffer fish and beluga whales. Watch our Stellar sea lions perform their talented behaviors and our trainers join in the fun with a special enrichment swim with our penguins. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s animals with fins or paws, Mystic Aquarium has it all Mondays in August from 10am-3pm, August 5, 12, 19 & 26.
May I bring my pet?
For the health and safety of our animals we do not allow pets into the Aquarium building with the exception of service animals.
10:00 K-9 Demonstration with Ledyard Police Officer, Sea School Green
Meet Ringo, a Police Dog with the Ledyard Police Department, and his partner Officer Dan Gagnon. This gentle giant, who weighs 120 pounds, will be sure to change your perception of a Police Dog.
10:30 California Sea Lion Show, Foxwoods Marine Theater
11:00 Special Keeper Feeding of Rays, Ray Touch Pool
11:15 Dog Obedience/Search & Rescue Demonstration by My Dog’s Place
Sea School Green; Watch as these star dogs show off their obedience skills and search and rescue behaviors.
11:15 Beluga Training Session, Arctic Coast
Discover how training belugas is very similar to training your own dog! Learn from one of our world class trainers. Experience firsthand simple retrievals to advanced health care behaviors.
12:30 California Sea Lion Show, Foxwoods Marine Theater
1:30 Special Steller Sea Lion Training, Pacific Northwest
Check out our amazing Steller sea lions! They may seem quite different from your own pet but to train these large animals our trainers use many of the same techniques. From retrieving different objects, to lifting a flipper, you won’t believe how comparable it is
to train our spectacular sea lions.
1:30 Puffer Fish Feeding, Main Gallery- Predators of the Reef
2:00 California Sea Lion Show, Foxwoods Marine Theater
2:30 African Penguin Enrichment Swim with Trainer, Penguin Exhibit
Waddle on over watch our trainer get in the water with our African penguins. Unique experiences are a key part of our training program and the penguins enjoy mixing it up with this kind of interaction!
3:00 Special Steller Sea Lion Training, Pacific Northwest
4:30 California Sea Lion Show, Foxwoods Marine Theater
Activities included with admission
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