Join us for Wintertide!

 Presidents’ Day Weekend | February 17-19

Shake off that cabin fever and celebrate the great outdoors in New England with 3 days of frosty fun at Mystic Seaport Museum! Bundle up to meet reindeer and winter working dogs! Check out demonstrations by an ice sculptor as he transforms blocks of ice into playable games, and enjoy family activities like games, crafts, a bounce house, and kid-friendly live music. Need to warm up? Enjoy a show in the Treworgy Planetarium, grab a hot cocoa and s’mores from Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern, or check out striking exhibitions like Alexis Rockman: Oceanus and Spineless: A Glass Menagerie of Blaschka Marine Invertebrates. Whether you’re chilling on the waterfront, or warming up next to a fire, visitors of all ages will find so many ways to make memories at Mystic Seaport Museum during Wintertide.

Most activities are included with general admission and are free for Members. Tickets purchased online for Wintertide are valid for all three days.

Wintertide ticket price:

$24 Adult / $19 youth / Members free

Become a Member today to enter for free to Wintertide and to every daytime event in the year to come.

For a full-line up of activities, please view the handout below. 

Planetarium Shows

“Aurora Borealis: The Northern Lights”
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Join us for a 30-minute tour of the winter night sky that also explores the Aurora Borealis. We will discuss the science behind what causes this beautiful phenomenon, and the show includes a dazzling display of the Northern Lights on the dome overhead.

“Polar Night, Arctic Light”
12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

This 30-minute show journeys above the Arctic Circle to learn about a time of year when the Sun never rises (Polar Night) before discovering constellations as seen by the Inuit Native Americans who call this region their home (Arctic Light).

$5 for members, $8 for non-members, and FREE for visitors ages 5 and under.