Wintertide Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-19

A Three-Day Celebration of Winter Magic, Reindeer Encounters, Ice Sculptures, and Family Fun

Mystic, Conn. (January 22, 2024) – Immerse yourself in the frosty festivities of Wintertide at Mystic Seaport Museum, a three-day celebration of the great outdoors in picturesque New England.

From February 17 through February 19, visitors of all ages are invited to revel in an enchanting journey featuring many activities stationed throughout the Museum.

Meet real-life reindeer and winter working dogs, marvel at the skill of an ice sculptor as he transforms blocks of ice into playable games, indulge in hot cocoa and s’mores from Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern, and immerse yourself in striking exhibitions such as “Alexis Rockman: Oceanus” and “Spineless: A Glass Menagerie of Blaschka Marine Invertebrates,” showcasing the beauty and diversity of our oceans as well as the critical global issues that face them.

This event is perfect for the entire family, with fun activities including games, crafts, a bounce house, and kid-friendly live music, ensuring a joyful experience for every family member. The Treworgy Planetarium will be open, providing visitors with the opportunity to warm up and be captivated by awe-inspiring shows that transport them to the wonders of the universe.

Whether chilling on the waterfront or warming up next to a crackling fire, Wintertide at Mystic Seaport Museum promises to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. So, come and shake off that cabin fever and embrace the frosty fun.

Event Details

Dates: President’s Day Weekend, February 17–19

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ticket Prices:

$23 Adult

$18 Youth

Tickets are good for all 3 days of the event and available here.

Members: Free (membership details available here)

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime Museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut, and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org and follow the Museum on FacebookXYouTube, and Instagram.