Education Program Fees & Logistics

Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Reservation Fees

Self-Guided Tours

  • Students: $11.50 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 $20

Guided Tours

  • Students: $17.50 per student
  • Adults: For every 10 students, one teacher (or scout leader) gets in free; additional adults pay $20

Primary Source Workshops

  • Students: $17.50 per student
  • Adults: For every 10 students, one teacher (or scout leader) gets in free; additional adults pay $20
  • 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 $200 plus traveling expenses. Additional programs on the same day at the same site are an additional $100 per program.

Virtual Educational Programming

$200 per program; additional programs on the same day are an additional $100 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: $4 per person for 30-minute program, or $5.50 per person for 50-minute program
  • Planetarium only visits are $5.50 per person for 30-minute program and $8.50 per person for 50-minute program. Minimum fee of $90 for groups under 25 people; Museum admission is not required.
  • Boat Rides: $4 per passenger (from end of May through Columbus Day)
  • Roleplayer and Chantey Programs: $85 per 45-minute program

Group Size

  • Guided Tours: 10 students minimum, 120 students maximum (larger groups will be sub-divided into different time slots)
  • Self-Guided Tours: No minimum or maximum numbers
  • Planetarium: 84 students maximum; in-school programs can accommodate 25-30 students per presentation with a maximum of 3 presentations per day
  • In-School Programs: 30 students maximum per program

Grant-Funded Groups

Mystic Seaport is pleased to offer grant funding based on your school’s percentage of participation in Free and Reduced Lunch programs. Simply fax (860.572.5355) or email a request on school letterhead stating the Free and Reduced percentage rate of your school, and we can use our grant up to 50% of student fees. Please note final numbers of program attendees and payment of remaining balance are due 30 days before visit date. No refunds will be given in the event fewer people attend on visit date.

We do ask grant recipients to share a reflection of their experience at Mystic Seaport after their visit to the Museum to share with our individual donors who make our grant funding possible. They can be mailed after your visit to: Education Department; Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06335.

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.

Methods of Payment

Full Payment is due 30 days before visit date. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

  • Charge: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Please call 860.572.5322, ext. 1 .
  • Check: School or organization check made payable to Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. and mailed to Education Department, Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355.
  • Purchase Order: Hard copy issued by Board of Education and mailed to the Mystic Seaport Finance Department, Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355.

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.