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Mystic Seaport Photo 2017-09-23 11:40

Don't forget SABINO's season has been extended to Oct. 15! Some cruises are selling out in advance - buy your tickets ahead! Call 860-572-5331 or 860-572-5351.
Full schedule here: https://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/sabino/

Mystic Seaport Photo 2017-09-22 16:55

Our new exhibit that opened today in the Shipyard Gallery takes visitors behind the scenes of the Henry B. duPont Shipyard, into the work we do restoring and preserving historic vessels. A bird’s eye model of the Shipyard provides orientation to the dynamic site, while images and information abo...

Mystic Seaport Photo 2017-09-21 19:27

Lobster Bisque, Manhattan Seafood Chowder, Bahamian Conch Chowder, Coconut Shrimp Chowder, Chicken, Poblano & Corn Chowder, New England Clam Chowder!

That list means one thing - Chowder Days are coming!

(And of course, vegan & vegetarian Butternut Squash...

Mystic Seaport Photo 2017-09-20 16:00

Online ticket sales for Nautical Nightmares have opened! Don't miss this year's terrifying production, "A Creature Among Us," based on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Dates sell out quickly!
Buy here: http://tickets.mysticseaport.org/public/

A Ship of Salvation: Gerda III at Mystic Seaport

A Ship of Salvation: Gerda III at Mystic Seaport: GERDA III was constructed as supply boat for lighthouses, but in World War II it took on much more important cargo. Owned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mystic Seaport currently hosts and cares for the vessel and shares the story of its ro...

Mystic Seaport Photo 2017-09-19 00:20

Friends, we are expecting wind and rain Tuesday and Wednesday in Mystic. So we wanted to give you an update on what's happening at Mystic Seaport:

1. We will be open Tuesday and Wednesday for our regular hours unless the forecast changes drastically.
2. Steamboat SABINO and utility laun...
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American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-09-25 00:34

Gloomy octopuses (aka common Sydney octopuses, or Octopus tetricus) have generally been thought to be loners. But in recent years, researchers have been stumbling on sites where multiple cephalopods appear to be living together in settlements. The first site, dubbed Octopolis, was described in 2009 and considered a fluke facilitated by a human-made object. But the latest discovery of a second site, called Octlantis, off the coast of eastern Australia complicates the common view of octopuses as solitary animals. Octlantis is populated by 10-15 cephalopods who have been observed interacting with each other through posturing, chasing, and color changes--or, more forcefully, by evicting each other from dens.

American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-09-24 14:57

Most amphibians start out in water but grow up to live on land--but not axolotls. These astonishing salamanders don’t change the way other amphibians do. They stick to their watery habitat--freshwater channels and lakes near Mexico City--their whole lives, and hang on to their larval features, including their gills, the feathery structures on either side of the head. Axolotls also have the amazing ability to regrow entire limbs. They experience no scarring, receive transplanted organs without rejecting them, and can even recover from injuries as grievous as a crushed spinal cord! Scientists are working to identify the genes involved in axolotls’ incredible regenerative abilities in hopes of one day applying what they learn to medicine.

Glenn Lowry , The Big Interview 67 - Radio

“...When you’re doing an installation in a gallery, you have a host of works of art that are fascinating and interesting. Choosing which ones will talk to each other constructively, meaningfully...so that a visitor who walks into that space who knows nothing about any of those artists will say, 'I know what they’re saying, I get this conversation, and I want to learn more'—That’s the goal.” 🔊 Our director Glenn Lowry shares the important role museums play in enriching public life with Monocle 24 - Radio.