Mystic Aquarium offering free admission for EBT cardholders and three guests

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Mystic — Mystic Aquarium has announced that it will extend and revamp its program for Connecticut Electronic Benefit Transfer cardholders by now offering free admission to cardholders and up to three of their guests through Dec. 31.

EBT cardholders must show their EBT card and a valid, matching personal identification to receive the complimentary admission. In addition, the cardholder can purchase an additional four guest tickets for $5 each. Children 2 and under are free.

The program, which has been in effect in different forms since the beginning of 2018, had charged the cardholder and up to three guests $5 each over the past year. Regular adult admission is $37.99 at the gate and $27.99 for children ages 3 to 13.

“We applaud Mystic Aquarium’s offer to share this great experience with children, families and individuals who might otherwise find it out of reach,” state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said. “Providing a fun, safe and educational experience for children is especially helpful during the upcoming summer months.”

“Every day we see children enjoying the Aquarium,” said Stephen M. Coan, Mystic Aquarium’s president and CEO. “Giving more children and families the opportunity to enjoy the discovery of ocean life by engaging with animals and our incredible team helps to create that sense of wonder in children. It is only through these genuine experiences that we can hope to fulfill our mission to inspire current and future generations to care for and protect our ocean planet."

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