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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day at Mystic

Give the Gift of Quality Family Time & Other Sweet Treats

Mystic, Conn.: Sealed with a kiss takes on a whole new meaning at Mystic Aquarium this Valentine’s Day weekend. 

Whether single or married, Mom or husband, girlfriend or grandad, Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Blue Catering make your gift-giving simple, sentimental and sensational!

From Thursday, February 11 through Monday, February 15, buy one adult admission and get one free and spend Valentine’s Day with that special someone. 

Stroll hand-in-hand along the outdoor exhibits to visit the beloved animals like beluga whales at the Arctic Coast and the northern fur seals, harbor seals and the Steller sea lions of the Pacific Northwest exhibit. 

Visit the Penguin Pavilion to learn more about African penguins, a species that mates for life.  Warm up to each other inside and experience the Shark Touch Exhibit, Discovery Lab and much more.

Keep the romance alive all year with a Mystic Aquarium Membership. Buy online, in person or by phone to receive $14 off the purchase of a couple’s membership. 

Benefits of membership include: free general admission for one year, free admission to the 4-D Theater, discount admission tickets for guests, 10% discount on most items in the Aquarium Store and Penguin’s CafĂ© and the knowledge that your support helps in our mission to care for and protect our ocean planet; just to name a few.

Anyone purchasing a couple’s membership will automatically be entered for a chance to win a sea lion kiss. Complete details are available on the membership page at

Single on Valentine’s Day? Not a problem at Mystic Aquarium. Bring along your friends for a day of activity that will include Sunday Funday with Hula lessons, live Calypso entertainment and more as part of Tropical Sunsation week at Mystic Aquarium.

Mystic Aquarium’s Ocean Blue Catering is hosting a romantic prelude to Valentine’s Day with its ever-popular South African Wine Dinner on Saturday night, February 13 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. 

Proceeds benefit Mystic Aquarium’s mission including the conservation of the endangered African penguin. Held among the exquisite sea life of Mystic Aquarium’s main gallery, the evening opens with a cocktail hour featuring the endearing African penguins followed by an eclectic multi-course menu.

For the kids, Mystic Aquarium is offering free downloadable classroom Valentine’s Day cards. “Whale You be Mine” and “Waddle it Take to Make You My Valentine” are just a sample of the adorable aquatic-themed Valentine’s Day cards ready for kids to personalize and hand out to their classmates.

Gifts ideas also include crystal glassware, custom jewelry, penguin paintings, themed apparel and much more from the Aquarium store.

All purchases will also do a heart good this Valentine’s Day. Proceeds from Valentine’s Day shopping go toward the Aquarium's mission programs including animal care, conservation, education and research.