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Mystic Aquarium's Formal And Informal Education Programs Inspire Learners Of All Ages!

Through inquiry-based teaching and hands-on activities, education programs encourage people to use and develop skills such as observing, hypothesizing, experimenting, and drawing conclusions.

Mystic-Wide Cleanup

You’re invited to join Mystic Aquarium and community partners for the Mystic-Wide Cleanup – a town-wide, large-scale debris removal event. Our goal is to remove more than 500 pounds of debris from areas throughout Mystic and we need your help!

Taking place at two sites in Mystic over a six-hour period, participants can choose to help at one site for just a few minutes or spend the whole day cleaning up the town. Each site will be completely stocked with safety and cleaning supplies, the only missing piece is you!

Schools & Educators

We offer many Classroom Programs for each grade level. Classes can be conducted while visiting Mystic Aquarium, or we can bring our classes to you at your location!


Sea School is the nation’s first and only licensed preschool in an Aquarium! This one of a kind program provides preschoolers with the unique opportunity to learn and play while exploring the exciting world of marine life!

Scout Programs

Are you looking for an underwater overnight adventure for your scouts? You have just located the perfect place to join in on the fun. These overnights are designed for your scouts ages 6-13 and their chaperones.


We offer a unique collaboration with a leading institute of higher education, the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, located on Long Island Sound for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates and more opportunities for college students.


Just think about how awesome it would be to come in after everyone else has gone home to explore the Aquarium without all the crowds.


Mystic Aquarium has a number of opportunities for teens including volunteering, classes and more.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s special day by discovering Amazing Sharks, having a Beluga BlastPenguin Palooza or discovering what adventure lies in the Suitcase of Surprises.

Family & Conservation Programs

Giving back has never been easier!  Join us in our Family Volunteer programs as we spend time exploring local ecosystems and the animals that call them home, restoring habitats, cleaning our coastlines and more!  We would love to see you all at one of our upcoming programs.