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Mystic Seaport Museum Pirate Days returns April 9–10

Mystic Seaport Museum is pleased to announce the return of Pirate Days, taking place on April 9–10. This exciting two-day event guarantees outdoor fun for the whole family, with a wide range of activities and entertainment.

Attendees will have the opportunity to embark on a treasure hunt adventure throughout the Seaport Village. Equipped with a treasure hunting kit, participants will follow clues on the pirate map to discover hidden loot, along the way meeting friendly pirates and enjoy captivating performances. Pirate-themed games, crafts, and activities will also be available. Visitors are encouraged to dress the part and join in the pirate parade on the Village Green.

Admission to Pirate Days is included with General Admission for non-members, while Members enjoy free entry. A pirate kit is available for an additional $8 per participant (free for Members). The kit includes a treasure hunt, pirate accessories, and access to the final prize.

Additional activities include:

  • Games on the McGraw Gallery Quad 
  • Theatrical performances on the Performance Stage
  • Pirate crafts in the Toy Boat Workshop 
  • A cannon firing drill at Middle Wharf 
  • Pirate story time in the Funk Children’s Museum
  • Pirate musical performance on the Performance Stage
  • “High Seas” planetarium shows at Treworgy Planetarium (Admission $8, Members $5, children 5 and younger are free)

To learn more and see a full list of activities and times visit www.mysticseaport.org.

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Pirate Days Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum April 11–12

Pirate Days Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum April 11–12

Mystic, Conn. (March 27, 2023)Pirate Days, an annual springtime favorite returns to Mystic Seaport Museum on April 11–12. Children of all ages will enjoy a variety of pirate-themed activities taking place across the 19-acre campus of the Museum.

Daily activities included with admission:

10:00 am–3:00 pm: Play games on the McGraw Gallery Quadrangle.

10:00 am–4:00 pm: Dig for buried “treasure” on Australia Beach.

10:30 am & 3:00 pm: See theatrical performances on the Performance Stage.

10:30–11:30 am & 12:30–3:30 pm: Complete a pirate adventure course.

10:30 am–2:30 pm: Make pirate crafts in the Toy Boat Workshop.

11:00 am: View a cannon firing drill on Middle Wharf.

12:00 & 1:15 pm: See pirate-themed musical performances on the Performance Stage.

2:15 pm: Join a pirate parade on the Village Green!

Add-on activities include:

10:00 am–3:00 pm: Treasure hunt! Purchase your treasure hunting kit and follow the map and pirate clue decoder to find the hidden treasure. (Kits $8, free for Members)

1:00 & 3:00 pm: Enjoy the “High Seas” Planetarium Show. (Admission $8, Members $5)

Visitors can also explore the Funk Children’s Museum and the Discovery Barn, enjoy our Playscapes, see current exhibitions, watch shipwrights at work in the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard, and more!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website.


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Mystic Seaport Museum
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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, CT, 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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.