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Friday, June 24, 2016

Upcoming at the Mystic Aquarium

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

They're Back!

You've seen them on the big screen in their newest movie, Out of the Shadows, now meet them in person at the Aquarium this Saturday, June 25! Entry to the underground world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more here.

Summer Nights
Canvas and Cookies
Seals on the Rocks
Summer Nights
Dive in to summer nights every Monday night from June 27 through August 29. Explore some of the most popular exhibits and enjoy special features each Monday. Learn more.
Canvas & Cookies
See a beluga enrichment program, enjoy snacks and get creative for a cause during this family-friendly event Thur., June 30. Plus, you could go home with a one-of-a-kind beluga painting! Learn more.
Seals on the Rocks
On Fri., July 15, help support our Animal Rescue Program with brews, BBQ and live music by Will Evans! Get your tickets in advance and save $5. Learn more.

Shark Week Social Media Giveaway
Congratulations to Aquarium member Lindsey and her sons! They won the Big Fish Supa Stroller courtesy of Cosatto during  our World Oceans Day stroller parade.

Want a chance to win your own
fin-tastic stroller?

Check out our Facebook page during Shark Week - Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3 - and enter for your chance to win a Big Fish Supa Stroller (not pictured) for your little swimmer.

Animal Spotlight: Charlotte the Green Sea Turtle
CharlotteCharlotte is our resident green sea turtle in Stingray Bay. After being struck by a boat, she had sustained injuries to her hind quarters which ultimately caused a condition known as 'bubble butt.' As a result of damage to her spinal cord, gas bubbles began to build in her intestinal tract, causing her to dive with her rear end up.

Pouches were secured to Charlotte's shell to hold weights that will help her learn to swim more naturally. The dedicated team working with Charlotte is happy to report this therapy seems to be helping! Charlotte's trainers have noticed improvements in her flipper stroke, shell structure and swimming habits.  

You Can Help

Make wildlife work for you! Instead of using chemical pesticides to treat unwanted garden pests, try making your garden a haven for natural predators. Decorate old planting pots and place throughout your garden to create abodes for toads, which are natural predators to those pesky and unwanted garden insects.

Mystic Aquarium would like to extend our sincere appreciation
to SBM Charitable Foundation for the ongoing support of our mission. Recently, SBM celebrated its sixteenth year of grant-making; recognizing amazing organizations that provide outstanding programs and services in Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties.  As an organization dedicated to serving youth throughout Connecticut, Mystic Aquarium is honored to be recognized among outstanding organizations who provide indispensable services in the areas of Health, Human Services, Housing, Education and the Arts.

Membership: Sea Change
Unlimited visits are great. Free 4-D is quite a perk. Clean oceans are life-giving. The benefits of a Mystic Aquarium membership are far-reaching.  We seek change through conservation, education and research. You sea change with your membership. Join now!

Mystic Aquarium's Corporate Sponsors 
Corporate Sponsors

The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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