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Friday, March 24, 2017

At the Mystic Aquarium...

USA TodayVote Mystic Aquarium for USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice! 
There are only 3 days left to vote Mystic Aquarium as USA Today's Best Aquarium. Help us move up in the rankings and vote for Mystic Aquarium today!
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Reading Day

Reading Day at Mystic Aquarium

Bookworms wanted! Visit the Aquarium Apr. 1 to hear stories about the sea and beyond read by students from local colleges and universities. Get crafty as you join in activities themed to each book.
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Pancakes with Penguins
Toddler Tuesdays
Take a time out you and your toddler will adore! Join us Mar. 28 for the final event of the month, "All Nestled Up!"
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Pancakes with Penguins
Enjoy breakfast with an African penguin on Apr. 1. Ticket sales end 48 hours in advance, so get yours today before they're gone!
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Mystic Spirit Week
Breakfast with Bunny
Mystic Spirit Week
We're roaring with pride! Celebrate Mystic with us Apr. 12 - 19. Enjoy live entertainment, 'Monster Machines' and more.
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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Kick off Easter weekend with breakfast and the Bunny Apr. 15! Ticket sales end 48 hours in advance. Purchase before they sell out!
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More camps than you can shake a flipper at! 

Summer Camps
Summer Camp 2017 registration has begun! Sign  your camper up now so they don't miss out on the fun this summer.

Offered June through August, our camps offer hands-on activities, up-close animal encounters, field trips and other fun and educational experience for children ages 3 to 16.
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Join us for our Volunteer Open House! 

Tour the Aquarium with current volunteers on Apr. 29 while learning about opportunities available in a variety of departments and fields right at Mystic Aquarium!
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Animal Spotlight: South American Sea Nettle 
Sea NettleThe average South American Sea Nettle (Chrysaora plocamia) grows to be 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) and has 24 tentacles. These tentacles may grow as long as 6-9 feet (2-3 m) in length. Most are colorless and translucent, with faint orange radial stripes. The sting of the South American Sea Nettle is reportedly irritating but not severe, lasting 30-60 minutes.

To learn more about the South American Sea Nettle, check out of Fun Fact Friday video on Facebook tomorrow afternoon! 

You Can Help

Tonight a group of "regular" folks will be transformed into Citizen Scientists when they join our Education & Conservation Team for Amphibian Monitoring Training. Through interactive activities, Citizen Scientists of all ages will learn to identify local amphibians by sight and sound. 
Amphibian MonitoringAnd, you'll even have the chance to test your new skills in the field. By following simple data collection methods taught by Mystic Aquarium pros, volunteers contribute to the understanding of local frog and toad species to help with species conservation.

If you've missed it, don't fret! Additional training's will be offered. Keep an eye out for upcoming events here.

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. Click here to join now! 

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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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