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35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition

September 28 - December 31

This exhibit is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States.

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October 2014

Behind the Canvas with Jeanne Potter

October 24

The watercolorist will share some of her secrets to conquering this challenging medium.

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Painting the Maritime Landscape in Oil

October 24 - 26

Paint en plein air with distinguished Maritime Gallery artist David Lussier.

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Dinner at the Buckingham-Hall House

October 25

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

October 25

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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Book Signing with Courtney McInvale

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the author of the recently published book “Haunted Mystic.”

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Trick or Treat

October 31

Kids, put on your costume and come trick or treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls!

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Planetarium Fall Evening Series

October 31 - November 14

Hear a lecture on a topic in Astronomy and then watch an indoor star show highlighting current events in the evening sky.

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November 2014

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 1

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

November 1 - 2

This celestial navigation class emphasizes the actual historical methods that were used in the Age of Sail.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

November 15 - 16

A weekend class on the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 18 - December 9

Create your own holiday cards inside the Museum’s 19th-century Print Shop.

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Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD, Flagship of John Paul Jones

November 20

Melissa Ryan will speak about her experience in searching for the sailing warship.

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Marine Artists in Winter

November 23, 2014 - April 19, 2015

Reasonably priced and beautifully framed, these small masterpieces are perfect for holiday gift giving.

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Field Days

November 28 - 29

House filled with visiting family for the holiday and you’re looking for something to do? Bring them to Field Days!

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Double Discount Days

November 28 - December 7

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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Lantern Light Tours

November 29 - December 27

Experience a New England holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport.

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December 2014

Traditional Boat Building

December 4 - 7

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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Newport Mansions Tour

December 10

Tour three magnificent Newport mansions decked out in Yuletide finery.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 13

Bring your children to the Membership Building to meet Santa Claus!

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Down in the Hold: Stowing Away aboard the CHARLES W. MORGAN

December 18

Ryan Leighton will discuss his once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Community Carol Sing

December 21

Free admission will be given to our annual carol sing with the donation of a canned good item.

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport during the holiday break.

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January 20152015

Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 3, 2015

Stuck in the winter doldrums? Break out in song at our annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing!

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Journey Between the Oceans: The Panama Canal

January 15, 2015

Niki Sepsas will share a visual journey through the Canal.

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February 2015

Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19, 2015

Jason Mancini will discuss the history of Connecticut Indians in various forms of maritime labor.

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March 2015

The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19, 2015

Brian Fournier will share his experiences working in the maritime industry.

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April 2015

Coming to America: The Story of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

April 16, 2015

Jim Carlton will discuss the many species that survived the voyages to North America and Hawaii.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Our 13th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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May 2015

Lobster Days

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015

Crack your first claw of the season at our annual Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend.

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