Mystic, CT (April 5, 2018) — Perennial spring favorite Pirate Days returns to Mystic Seaport April 17 and 18.
Each day offers activities geared toward children ages 4 through 12. Admission for nonmembers is free. A Pirate Days ticket is $5 per nonmember child, in addition to regular museum admission.
- Pirate Treasure Hunt: Using a Treasure Map, participants (wearing their pirate name badges) follow instructions to find different locations on the Museum grounds. “Free Men of the Sea” (pirate re-enactors) will be stationed at each location to mark participants’ treasure map with a clue. Once all the clues are obtained, the participants solve the puzzle for the final treasure chest location, where they will receive a prize. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Pirate Games and Crafts: Held at Art Spot, Toy Boat Building, and on the Village Green. Crafts are 10-1; Toy Boats until 4:30 p.m.; Games until 3 p.m.
- Pirate Basic Training in the Discovery Barn. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30
- Performances of “ARRR You Ready to be a Pirate” and a “Pirate Q&A” held at the Performance Stage (rain location: Greenmanville Church).
- “High Seas Planetarium Show”: Learn how pirates of old navigated the oceans. (3:30 p.m. show; additional ticket required: $4 non-members, $3 members and ages 3 and younger are free.)
- Cannon Firing Drill: Chubb’s Wharf. 2:45 p.m.
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. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The Thompson Exhibition Building provides a state-of-the-art gallery to host compelling, world-class exhibitions, including Murmur: Arctic Realities, which opened January 20, 2018. The Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.