Fossils, football, food & freebies planned at Mystic Aquarium

Fossils, football, food & freebies planned at Mystic Aquarium

MYSTIC — The Mystic Aquarium will host special events for the whole family during February.

The aquarium’s Valentine Family Weekend, Feb. 10 and 11, will feature activities including love bug arts and crafts, a sweetheart social, love letter exchange and love song karaoke each day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The activities are free for aquarium members or with admission.

A Mystic Aquarium Valentine’s tradition continues with a sweetheart of a deal. Guests visiting Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday, February 10, 11 or 14, will receive one free admission with the purchase of a full-priced ticket when purchased in-person day of visit.

For those whose one true love is the African penguin, there will be the Pancakes with Penguins event on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Pizza with Penguins on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ocean Blue Catering will host its annual South African Wine Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event includes a multi-course meal paired with exotic South African wines while helping to save the endangered African penguin populations. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold benefits Mystic Aquarium’s mission programs of conservation, education and research.

Through Tuesday, Feb. 13, sweethearts may enter for a chance to win the perfect date at Mystic Aquarium with the Valentine’s Day Ultimate Date Night VIP Sweepstakes complete with a dinner for two at the South African Wine Dinner and an overnight stay at the Hilton Mystic. Entries will be accepted on Mystic Aquarium’s official Facebook page.

A host of activities are also planned for ‘Tropical Sunsations’ during February school vacation, Feb. 17 to 25. A complete list of activities can be found at

For more information about any of the events, or to purchase tickets, visit


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