Mystic Seaport Celebrates Season with Winter’s Aweigh

Museum Reopens to Visitors with Free Admission for Children February 16-24.

Museum Reopens to Visitors with Free Admission for Children February 16-24

New England Newfoundland Dog Club performs working demonstrations at Mystic Seaport's Winter's AweighMystic Seaport celebrates its reopening with Winter’s Aweigh, nine days of special activities beginning Saturday, February 16. Children ages 17 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult during this period.

Visitors can explore the Museum’s 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels, and maritime exhibits, and take in a Planetarium show or a horse-and-carriage ride. Special children’s activities include arts and craft projects, storytelling, songs and musical activities, and outdoor games.

There will be return visits by the New England Newfoundland Dog Club on Saturday, February 16 and by a group of malamutes Sunday, February 17. The dogs will demonstrate various winter work tasks and be available for petting from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Children’s free admission offer at Mystic Seaport is not transferable. No other discounts apply. There is a small fee for the Planetarium shows, the horse-and-carriage ride, and a toy boat building activity.

After Winter’s Aweigh, the Museum will be open Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until March 30, when it resumes daily operations. For more information on hours and ticketing, please visit mysticseaport.org/visit.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime history museum. Founded in 1929, it is the home to four national Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American commercial vessel still afloat. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.