Marine Science on the Long Island Sound With Your Grandchild

Sail along Mystic Seaport with your grandchild aboard a research vessel as you become citizen scientists during a week of hands-on oceanography, collecting and studying ocean specimens.
Program No. 23500RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,799 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Climb aboard the R/V Envirolab, Project Oceanology’s research vessel, and become a citizen scientist with your grandchild as you explore Long Island Sound with real marine scientists! From your home base in quaint, historic Mystic Seaport, you’ll operate scientific equipment, pull lobster pots, haul a trawl net and dissect a squid together! Complete your transformation into a real seafarer by learning nautical skills and maritime history at the Mystic Seaport museum, visiting a revolutionary war-era fort and exploring inside historic (and possibly haunted) Ledge Light lighthouse.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles and standing; getting on/off research vessel and skiff.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Use seines to capture nearshore fish on Pine Island as your expert instructors teach you how to identify what you bring in.
  • Get comfortable aboard a working scientific research vessel, and contribute to environmental research in Long Island Sound.
  • Explore charming Mystic Village and Mystic Seaport, and enjoy a slice (or four) at the famous Mystic Pizza.

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