Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

Exhibition on June 8, 2024, through September 2, 2024 Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this exhibition brings to life the adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical submarine Nautilus, and the mythical world he inhabited. At the center of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus where visitors can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea vessel. Take up the controls at the helm, look through periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks, and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities, full of incredible marine specimens. The highly interactive experience explores marine habitats and creatures, diving equipment, and maritime archaeology, delivering immersive experiences for children and engaging content for adults. Visitors will encounter a variety of activities ranging from full-body activities like slides and climbing structures to simple tabletop games. Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures is an unforgettable experience that combines science education, exploration, and entertainment. It’s a unique opportunity for families, students, and anyone seeking adventure to dive into the wonders of the deep sea and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jules Verne’s literary masterpiece. For more information

$21 – $31

Summer Campsat Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

Kick off summer at Riverfest! Tour visiting fishing vessels docked at the Museum for the weekend, and absorb yourself in special historical demonstrations like sail handling aboard historic vessels, cod fishing, and open hearth cooking. Enjoy local seafood and beverages while listening to live music by the Mystic River, or shop at a variety of artisan vendor booths. And you won’t want to miss our newest formal exhibitions: Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea and Spineless: A Glass Menagerie of Blaschka Marine Invertebrates. Want to spend time out on the water to find your sea story? Enjoy a captained boat ride, or take out a sailboat, rowboat, or pedal boat! “Seas the day” at Riverfest! This event is free for Members and included in admission for non-members. Become a Member today to enter Riverfest—and every daytime event in the year to come—for FREE.   For more information

$21 – $31

Summer Camps at Mystic Seaport: For Ages 4 and Up

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

June 17 through August 12, 2024 Slots filling quickly Mystic Seaport Museum offers a number of summer camps and programs that provide a unique learning adventure! Our wide selection of Summer Day Camps offers campers ages 4 to 16 a kid’s-eye-view of maritime history as they explore the Museum. Community Sailing day camps let kids ages 6 to 15 build and refine their sailing skills with our sailing instructors out on the Mystic River. Our residential, Joseph Conrad Overnight Camp invites campers 8 to 15 to spend a week with us, learning to sail by day, doing fun maritime themed activities in the evenings, and sleeping aboard a historic ship by night. And teens 15 and up can sail along the coast as part of the crew of the schooner Brilliant. Select the camp that best suits your children and give them a summer to remember at Mystic Seaport Museum!   For more information

Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea: Mystic

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

April 20, 2024, through April 19, 2026 Stillman Building Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea is a new major exhibition centering maritime histories in Indigenous, African, and African-descended worldviews and experiences. Unraveling the threads of existing maritime narratives for the history of the Dawnland (New England), Indigenous dispossession, and racialized slavery, this exhibition is rooted in voices and histories that have been silent or silenced. For more information

Free – $31