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Career Experiences

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 students an opportunity to gain up to 20 service hours through 4 weekly 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. 


  • Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Cost: Members $60 for the series, Non-members $70 for all series workshops
Staff Member Marine Biology
Marine Career Fair

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! Registration coming soon.

Animal Training Husbandry Workshop

Have you ever wondered how our staff cares for the diverse species that call Mystic Aquarium home or wanted to pursue a career as an animal trainer? In addition to African penguin and California sea lion training sessions and behind the scenes tours, participants will have the choice to work alongside beluga whale, Steller sea lion or our Fish, Invertebrate, and Reptile staff. A networking lunch with members of the animal care team is included with registration. Registration coming soon.

Coral Reef Ecology Aquaculture and Exhibit Maintenance Workshop

Working alongside Aquarium staff and local coral experts, participants will learn about coral species, coral conservation and what it takes to set up your own salt water exhibit.  This full-day workshop will also provide the opportunity for younger aquarists to networks and present on their own coral projects. Registration coming soon.