Sunday, October 23, 2011

Discovering Nature In Mystic Connecticut

Recently, National Geographic Adventure Magazine named Mystic Connecticut as one of the top 50 places to live and work. Home to one of America's leading aquariums, the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, it's no wonder how Mystic was awarded this title. Visitors can view living collections, science and conservation work and sea research through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs. Mystic Aquarium houses Beluga whales and rare and remarkable sea creatures. The Institute for Exploration is a base for famed oceanographer and explorer Dr. Robert Ballard.

The Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea is the nation's leading maritime museum. This museum offers visitors a unique interactive link to seafaring of the past.

The Denison Pequtsepos Nature Center is a combination wildlife sanctuary, visitor attraction and educational facility. If you are interested in learning more about the habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut, this is the place to visit. It has eight miles of trails that cover its 300-acre wooded preserve. There are natural history exhibits and educational classes.

In addition to great educational experiences, Mystic is home to two Vineyards. Stonington Vineyards and Jonathan Edwards Winery

For specific information about hotels and restaurants in Mystic, visit my TripAdvisor account.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Sea School!!

On a trip to Mystic Connecticut, we discovered Sea School at the Mystic Aquarium. This preschool is the first and only licensed preschool housed in an aquarium in the country!! Wow!!

Similar to a nature preschool, Sea School's curriculum is designed to promote science, math and literacy skills through exploration. The outdoor learning area is eco-friendly and provides the opportunity for children to play and learn about nature!

What a wonderful and exciting addition to nature based learning! To find out more information on Sea School visit