Kids can see marine history free

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For those folks living in the northeast who have youngsters at home, this February vacation week might be a good time to expose them to a little marine history. If you can get your kids to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut between Feb, 19 to 27, you can get a free child admission with every paid adult ticket.

From the press release: Mystic Seaport will offer one free youth admission with every paid adult admission during Liberty Days: February Vacation Week, February 19-27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The winter promotion offers $15 in savings per youth (ages 6-17) with each purchase of a $24 adult ticket. Children ages 5 and under will receive free admission.

“No matter the season, Mystic Seaport is an unparalleled family destination,” said Museum President Steve White. “In light of continued economic uncertainty, it is our goal to ensure that all families have the opportunity to experience the many offerings of Mystic Seaport this winter.”

In addition to the Museum’s 19th-century seafaring village and exhibit halls, visitors of all ages are invited to create a souvenir silhouette, to climb aboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan for a special Interpreter-led tour about the families that went to see and to learn through interactive storytelling about local unsung heroes and inventors of Connecticut that have shaped contemporary life. Roleplayers will share past sailors’ experiences of Liberty Days ashore, and the Treworgy Planetarium will host the free program, “Winter Stars on a Voyage to Freedom,” daily at 2 p.m.

Additionally, the Museum’s newest interactive exhibit space, “Pastimes and Playthings,” will feature a variety of hands-on activities including old-fashioned parlor games, tavern puzzles, children’s books and a puppet stage.

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit

Mystic Seaport’s “Free Kid’s Admission” offer is not transferable and subject to change without notice. No other discounts apply.

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, the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, visit

By Ocean Navigator