Jun 10 Friday
Celebrate Cephalopod Week surrounded by octopuses and other underwater creatures at this special event in the Mystic Aquarium! Join us for a reception, where guests can enjoy small plates and drinks among the fishes, followed by a seated screening and conversation, where we’ll watch short science documentaries about cephalopods and hear what it’s like to work with these fascinating creatures from our special guests.
David Cochran, Mystic Aquarium’s Director of Fish and Invertebrates, will tell us all about caring for cephalopods (and other aquarium residents), and John Briseno, Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut, will give us the inside scoop on symbiotic relationships between squids and their beneficial microbes. You’ll even have a chance to ask your crucial cephalopod queries!
This event is presented in partnership with Connecticut Public and Connecticut Public members may use Promo Code SCIFRI for a discounted ticket price.
Jun 14 Tuesday
Don't miss this special Science Friday event, co-presented by Connecticut Public at The Maritime Aquarium in honor of Cephalopod Week! Join us at 6:00 pm for a pre-show meet and greet, where guests can enjoy appetizers and drinks in the company of Ira Flatow, Science Friday’s host and founder. At 7:00 pm, we’ll convene in the theater, where we’ll screen short science documentaries (plus, our new 4D film "Octopus: Blue Planet II 4D Experience!") and watch an interview hosted by Ira with two very special squid-y guests.
In-person experts include Barrett Christie, Director of Animal Husbandry at the Aquarium, who will tell us what it’s like to work with octopuses and write the go-to manual on cephalopod care, and Christopher Whalen, postdoctoral researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, who recently identified a new, 10-armed cephalopod in the fossil record. Come with your cuttle-y questions!
This is a family-friendly event. (Please note: All guests age 5+ will be required to provide proof of vaccination (2 doses + booster, 2 weeks prior to event date) at the door to attend this event.)