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Museum Supports State Initiative for Free Children’s Admission This Summer

Mystic, Conn. (April 30, 2021) — Mystic Seaport Museum announced its support for Governor Ned Lamont’s proposal to subsidize free visits to the Museum this summer for Connecticut children and an accompanying adult.

“Mystic Seaport Museum is delighted to be part of this exciting initiative. As Connecticut begins to open up we welcome all children from across the state to take this opportunity to engage free of charge with their maritime spirit, to breathe the sea air and to recharge their batteries in one of the most exciting, educational and beautiful places in the state,” said Peter Armstrong, president of Mystic Seaport Museum.

The Museum welcomes the opportunity to provide free access to those who have never visited before and never had the occasion to explore their connection to the sea in the Museum’s many historic ships and exhibits.

The free admission is part of the Governor’s spending proposal for the American Rescue Plan Act, which seeks to provide children with access to enrichment and to address the impact of the pandemic on the state’s youth due to the physical and social isolation experienced during the public health emergency.

The Museum looks forward to working with the Governor’s office and the General assembly to implement this aspect of the Act.

Media Contact
Dan McFadden
Director of Communications
Mystic Seaport Museum
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About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the world. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.