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Mystic Seaport CT – Pirate Activities for Kids and Photo ContestMystic Seaport CT

Practice your “Arrrrr”s . . . Ahoy, matey! It’s pirate fun for the whole family during April school vacation. Take part in a pirate treasure hunt, discover how pirates navigated the high seas and create your own souvenir. You can also test your skill at walking the plank and try to pin the patch on the pirate. Have your photo taken with pirates and take part in high-spirited activities throughout the day.

Pirate Days highlights include:

  • Pirate Treasure Hunt – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Follow the pirate treasure map for clues to discover secret hiding places where your seafaring skills will be the key to finding the final treasure chest.
  • Pirate Souvenir Workshop – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Baubles, bells and sailorman tales — create your very own unique pirate souvenir.
    • For children ages 4-10.
  • High Seas Planetarium Show – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    • Learn how pirates of old navigated the high seas at our special planetarium show.


We’re looking for the most likable pirates around. Just snap and share a photo of your family during your visit to Mystic Seaport’s Pirate Days on April 9-10 or 16-17. The two photos with the most “likes” will win great prizes and will be featured in next year’s Pirate Days promotions.

Enter by sharing your photos via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #PirateDays. When submitting a photo via Twitter and Instagram, you must click the corresponding link to ‘claim your entry.’ You can submit as many photos as you like, but all pics must be shared by Friday, April 26 to be eligible. Voting starts April 9 and ends April 28. For details, visit or email [email protected].

Get your tickets soon! Reservations are strongly encouraged. Member tickets: $7 per person or $25 per family / Non-members: $10 per person or $30 per family (plus Museum admission). To register or for more information, call 860.572.5322 or email [email protected].


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