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Star Party

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be stargazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.

Dates: 
07/26/2019
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

860-567-0857

Celebration For the Bats

Help Gerri Griswold celebrate 27 years of crusading for Bats, our planet’s most extraordinary creature! A lecture featuring a live Big Brown Bat will begin the evening’s festivities. We can then count our bat colony as it emerges from the Green Barn! Charming bat cupcakes and lemonade will be served (to humans..not bats..they prefer insects)! Pack a picnic or BYOB! The event is on rain or shine. Come out and show your support for bats! 7:00 P.M, A. B. Ceder Room.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

860-567-0857

Environmental Conservation Camp(gr. 7 - 10)

Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology team up to create an amazing camp! In this week-long program, campers participate in 3 days of research and exploration aboard Project Oceanology’s vessels to discover life in and around Long Island Sound. Then, spend two days at Mystic Aquarium exploring the work being done to protect African penguins, investigate whale snot and learn about efforts to protect horseshoe crabs. Campers spend time on the water, participate in experiments, meet with expert scientists and even go behind-the-scenes to learn about the many conservation opportunities taking place locally.

Dates: 
07/22/2019
07/23/2019
07/24/2019
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
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Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955

Trails at Twilight

Many animals become more active in the cooler twilight hours. In past years we’ve seen and heard a wide range of creatures on our evening walks. What will we find this summer?

Dates: 
07/24/2019
08/07/2019
08/21/2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263

Snakes Alive: Animal Demonstration at Roaring Brook

Join Nature Center staff to learn about these fascinating creatures. This special 45-minute programs feature live and mounted animals and a brief power point presentation. Each program will focus on a different theme, with an up-close opportunity to learn about various animal groups.

Dates: 
07/17/2019
2 pm - 2:45 pm
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Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263

Marine Animals and Their Envorinment Summer Camp (gr. 4 - 6)

Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology are once again teaming up for a week of habitat exploration. Held at both facilities, this camp is specially designed for budding marine biologists. Jointly taught by instructors from both organizations, your camper will be led on a journey of investigation to discover how animals survive in endangered ecosystems, adapt to invasive species threats, and how some animals survive at the deepest parts of the sea. Extended day is not offered for this camp.

Dates: 
07/22/2019
07/23/2019
07/24/2019
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
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Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955

Family Goat Yoga at Flanders!

Come out and connect with nature and furry baby Nigerian dwarf goats at Goat Yoga on Flanders’ Van Vleck Farm and Sanctuary. This 1 hour gentle class is for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis & yoginis! Adorable Nigerian dwarf goats will be frolicking & cuddling with you as we flow through the outdoor class on the picturesque Van Vleck Farm. Come stretch, laugh, and cuddle with our baby goats, for a yoga class unlike any you’ve experienced before!

Dates: 
07/28/2019
9:30 AM
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Location:

5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711

Junior Aquarium Careers Summer Camp (gr. 4 - 6)

New for 2019! Join us for a weeklong adventure for campers who want to learn what it’s like to work at an aquarium or on the open ocean. We will look at careers from animal care to exhibit design and everything in between. Campers will participate in hands-on activities, visit behind the scenes to meet with the diverse staff that calls the Aquarium “home”, and visit Bluff Point State Park and the Nautilus Museum to further explore career opportunities.

Dates: 
07/29/2019
07/30/2019
07/31/2019
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
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Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955

Lady Bug Lunch and Storytime

Lady Bug Lunch & Story Time Bring a bag lunch or snack and enjoy an afternoon at the Nature Center learning about ladybugs and other insect helpers. Ladybug crafts & stories, lemonade, and cookies. Costumes welcome.

Dates: 
07/26/2019
1:30 pm - 3 pm
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Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263

50th Anniversary of APOLLO 11 at Stepping Stones

We're creating plenty of playful learning around the moon landing a half century ago. Visitors can build a space explorer from recycled materials; play hide and seek with binoculars to find items the astronauts left on the moon; and dress up like an astronaut and walk on a lunar landscape. And to top it off, we'll have space artifacts including real meteorites from The Astronomical Society of New Haven.

Dates: 
07/20/2019
07/21/2019
During open hours
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Location:

303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850
United States

Phone:

203-899-0606