MAYFLOWER II Highlights Winter’s Aweigh at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport celebrates its reopening on Presidents Day Weekend.

Museum Reopens to Visitors with Free Admission for Children February 14-22

Mystic, Conn. (February 5, 2015) – Mystic Seaport celebrates its reopening on Presidents Day Weekend with Winter’s Aweigh beginning Saturday, February 14. Children ages 17 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

A special feature this year is the reproduction ship Mayflower II, which is being restored in the Museum’s Shipyard. Visitors can view the ship and go on board and imagine what it was like for the Pilgrims to cross the Atlantic in 1620.

Visitors can also explore the Museum’s 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels, and maritime exhibits, and take in a Planetarium show.

Special children’s activities include arts and craft projects, building an igloo out of recycled milk jugs, storytelling, songs and musical activities, and outdoor games. Children are invited to build a toy boat keepsake, stop by the Children’s Museum for story time, explore a sea chest, and get a kids’-eye view of the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Winter working dogs will be on hand for demonstrations during the weekend. Newfoundlands will visit Saturday, February 14; St. Bernards will be on grounds Sunday, February 15; and Malamutes will visit Monday, February 16. The dogs will be on hand between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The children’s free admission offer at Mystic Seaport continues all week and is valid February 14-22. The offer is not transferable and no other discounts apply. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

For more information on hours and ticketing, please visit mysticseaport.org/visit.

Image for Download: Mayflower II in the Mystic Seaport Shipyard. Credit: Andy Price/Mystic Seaport

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and younger are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.