Education Program Fees & Logistics

Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Reservation Fees

Self-Guided Tours

  • Students: $10.50 per student; no additional fee for a self-guided tour
  • Adults: For every 10 students, one teacher (or scout leader) is admitted free of charge; additional adults pay $19

Guided Tours

  • Students: $15.50 per student
  • Adults: For every 10 students, one teacher (or scout leader) gets in free; additional adults pay $19

Primary Source Workshops

  • Students: $15.50 per student
  • Adults: For every 10 students, one teacher (or scout leader) gets in free; additional adults pay $19
  • Please note: reservations for primary source workshops must be made at least three weeks in advance.

In-School Fees

History-to-Go and Science-to-Go programs are $175 plus traveling expenses. Additional programs on the same day at the same site are an additional $80 per program.

Virtual Educational Programming

$175 per program; additional programs on the same day are an additional $80 per program. Maximum of three programs per day. Please note: reservations for virtual programs must be made at least three weeks in advance.

Optional On-Site Fees (in addition to Museum admission)

  • Planetarium: $2.50 per person for 30-minute program, or $4 per person for 50-minute program
  • Planetarium only visits are $4 per person for 30-minute program and $7.50 per person for 50-minute program. Minimum fee of $85 for groups under 34 people; Museum admission is not required.
  • Steamboat Sabino Rides: $5.50 per adult and $4.50 per student (from end of May through Columbus Day)
  • Horse and Carriage Rides: $5 per person on site or $4 per person when preordered
  • Roleplayer and Chantey Programs: $85 per 45-minute program

Group Size

Grant-Funded Groups

Please Note: No adjustments to student numbers for grant-funded groups can be made at the gate on the day of arrival. Please plan attendance counts accordingly. Any remaining balance after grant funding is applied must be prepaid before visit date. Advance payment can be paid via credit card by calling 860.572.5322, ext. 1. Checks made out to Mystic Seaport can be mailed Attn: Rebecca Shea, Education Department, Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06335.


For guided tours and additional on-site programs, a nonrefundable 50% deposit is due no later than 60 days prior to the visit. If a reservation is made within 60 days of the visit, the 50% deposit must be made via credit card at the time of the reservation. The balance is due upon arrival. For in-school programs, full payment is due within 30 days of making the reservation. No refunds will be issued.

Methods of Payment

Chaperone Policy

One adult is required — two are recommended — for every 10 students. Chaperones are required to stay with their group at all times and are responsible for the safety and behavior of all students. New resources are available to chaperones to help plan their trip.


Groups are welcome to enjoy lunch April through November at our Galley Restaurant; groups may also reserve boxed lunches through the Museum’s catering service (860.572.5334). Groups may also picnic on the Museum grounds rain or shine. Mystic Seaport provides storage lockers to hold lunches.


Written confirmation will be sent to you upon scheduling your tour. Educators can find pre-visit questions, post-visit activities, itineraries for self-guided tours and more on our website. Our Supervisor of School and Family Programs will contact you via email two weeks prior to your visit to ensure that your group has the best possible experience.

Access and Special Needs

For the best experience, leaders of groups with special needs will want to plan their visit with Museum staff by calling 860.572.5322, ext. 1.


Mystic Seaport is located midway between New York City and Boston in Mystic, Connecticut. Our address is 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 90. Proceed one mile south on Route 27 to Mystic Seaport’s South Parking Lot. Parking is free.


Tours run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.