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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

At the Mystic Aquarium



Out Of The Blue Mystic Aquarium's Monthly E-Newsletter




Warm up with Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium will remain warm and cozy this winter. With the benefit of adaptations, the marine mammals at Mystic are the most prepared for the dropping temperatures! This December, the Aquarium is the perfect place to warm up with hot chocolate during the Festival of Lights or bundling up during a private overnight. 


Festival of Lights

Provide Hot Meals This Winter 

You can care for the community by donating non-perishable items to Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center! Starting Dec. 10th, Mystic Aquarium is collecting items through the end of December. On the night of Dec. 10th, you can enter the Aquarium by donating food items as part of the Olde Mystick Village’s Festival of Lights celebration. We will have local musical performances, festive activities, and warm drinks! Do not miss out on a fun evening! You can donate items after the event by dropping them off at our front gate or during your next visit.





African Penguin

Cozy Homes For African Penguins

Dec. 1st kicked off African penguin nesting season at Mystic Aquarium! Over the next few weeks, we will share the variety of penguin behaviors and care practices. Early this month, nesting pairs receive materials to begin building their nests. Follow our social media for nest building and other activities occurring in the penguin colony. While penguin nesting season is exciting, new penguin chicks are not guaranteed. However, we will keep everyone updated if the colony expands!





Summer Camp

Summer Camps Return! 

Registration for 2022 summer camps is now open! With health and safety as our number one priority, we are happy to confirm that we are offering an expanded array of unique and memorable camp experiences for children entering grades PreK-10, as well as family programs for an adult/child pair, next summer! Even with more availability next year, we encourage you to sign up early to avoid missing out!






Shelter from Chilly Nights in the Aquarium

Explore Mystic Aquarium deep into the night during a private overnight experience. Witness how animals behave when the gates close and the lights go out. Your Aquarium hosts will provide themed educational programing perfect for scout troops, families, schools, and any other group of up to 60 people. In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast and a tour of outdoor exhibits. Although educational programming activities are geared for youth ages 5-12, programs can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.






A Sweet Shrimp to Have Around

House cleaning is the life of peppermint shrimp. As scavengers, the shrimps feed on debris and parasites from larger animals. This behavior helps keep coral reefs and their habitats clean, making the shrimps useful at Mystic Aquarium. The peppermint shrimp receives its name from the coloration on its body!


This Month's Events


Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights 

December 10

Mystic Aquarium joins the Olde Mystick Village’s Festival of Lights! Throughout the night, guests can receive entry into the Aquarium with donations of non-perishable food items. A cash donation can substitute for the food item. Mystic Transportation will deliver the donations to Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Learn more!


Snow Sisters

‘Tis the season with your favorite Snow Sisters! 

December 19

Like flurries falling in the crisp winter air, your favorite Snow Sisters are descending into Mystic Aquarium this December! Enjoy a meet & greet with these two beauties when you visit on the 19th between 10 am and 12 pm. Hot beverages & sweet treats will be available at the Saltwater Cafe to keep the adults & children warm… The cold never bothers the belugas anyway! Learn more!


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We’re making waves for the future of our ocean planet – won’t you join us?



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#DYK that the Mystic Aquarium community has unlocked hundreds of dollars in donations from AmazonSmile! When you shop using on your computer or enable AmazonSmile on your Amazon app, a donation is made at no cost to you.