In its eighth decade, Mystic Seaport continued to engage visitors with the mystique of human connections to the sea. With the new Collections Research Center, the Museum began to manage its intellectual property in new ways that made it both a destination and a presence far beyond Mystic. Continually evolving, yet forever tied to the traditions of American seafaring that so long ago inspired the vision of its founders, Mystic Seaport defined itself as the Museum of America and the Sea through a decade of important and popular exhibits.

March 25, 2000 - The AMISTAD is launched from the Museum's Shipyard.2000





October 2005 - Black Hands, Blue Seas: The Maritime Heritage of African Americans exhibit opens in Schaefer Building.2005


September 2007 - Professor Jim Carlton opens the door to the Carlton Marine Science Center for the first time.2007


Longtime Planetarium Director, Don Treworgy, in his signature red suspenders outside of the Museum's planetarium that was named in his honor in May of 2009.2009