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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mystic Aquarium holds special events for school vacation

Hand’s-on experience

Mystic, Conn: Tropical ‘Sunsation’ Week gets underway this weekend at Mystic Aquarium. From Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21, paradise waits visitors with a journey that includes live musical entertainment, hula lessons, limbo contests and, of course, unique animal presentations.

Guests are invited to float along the main floor to experience countless tropical fish species like the barracuda, bluestriped grunt, Caribbean blue tang, porkfish, queen triggerfish, the ever-popular clownfish and many more. Daily activities for kids of all ages are located throughout the campus and will include the ‘Totally Tropical Beach Party’ with pineapple bowling, shark limbo and hula hooping, themed Arts & Crafts, hula dancing and SCUBA selfies.

Daily live entertainment features a special ‘Surf’s Up’ California Sea Lion Show in the Foxwoods Marine Theater and music of the islands with select performances by Aaron Cote–Steel Pans, Pan Man Chris and Ron Murray – Sounds of the Islands. Special events include Zumba lessons and a special performance by “Bring the Hoopla” from Shelton. Plus, each day from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, Penguin’s CafĂ© will be serving up tasty tropical delights.

Topping the week’s events are exotic tropical reptile meet and greets! From 10:00AM to 10:30AM daily, get closer than ever to our tegu, rainbow boa, desert tortoise, Caledonian giant gecko, Egyptian uromastyx and the Madagascan hissing cockroach.

Friends and fans are also encouraged to “tail” Mystic Aquarium on social media for a special tropical giveaway.

For more information on Tropical ‘Sunsation’ Vacation Week activities and all things Mystic Aquarium, visit

About Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only beluga whales. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean environment through conservation, education and research. Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at