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Mystic Aquarium, Mystic

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See one of the United States' largest outdoor Beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium, and get close-up with sharks, sea lions, penguins, octopi and other ocean critters. Tour the Ocean Exploration Center to find maps, diagrams, and models of the Black Sea and the Titanic. For an additional fee, you can approach the African penguins, touch the Belugas, and feed sting rays. Children and grownups can take educational programs at the aquarium to find out more about the marine life and conservation practices. Bring your own food and drinks, or try out the cafe, which offers burgers, pizzas, snacks, wraps, and so on. Put Mystic Aquarium into our Mystic holiday builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mystic.
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  • The Mystic Aquarium is open year round. I had never visited an aquarium in the winter before, but I did this January. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a Thursday & no crowds. I bought my ticket on l...  more »
  • Nice place to c penguin,seal show. Kids will like this place it’s good to c these marine creature. It will make kids happy and exited. My son was excited to see colorful fishes  more »
  • I brought my three grandsons, son & daughter-in-law here for a day trip( we live close)! My first shock was admission price! Now, my husband & I take our son and his family on all kinds of trips every...  more »
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  • Very nice, easily accessible aquarium. We stayed across the street and just walked over. On a weekday in August it was not crowded. They have beluga whales - so beautiful! Good variety of animals and inside and outside exhibits. We bought the combo ticket for this and Mystic Harbor so you save some money that way. Would recommend for families with kids old and young.
  • There isn't too much going right now because the weather is still cold but otherwise, I love coming here and walking around. The beluga whales like to come to the glass to say hi, and the penguins are really cute. My favorite attraction however is the touch tank where you can touch small sharks and sting rays. It definitely a family place so sometimes there's a lot of kids but it can be just as fun for any adult.
  • Awesome little aquarium. Very well maintained. The kids love every visit! We are members and they have cool special events frequently. They're currently working on an expansion and some new special exhibits and the family is very excited to see what they are like.
  • A fantastic, amazing place, well worth the trip. It's a zoo for wonders of the ocean; a whole world we think so little about but contains the most amazing, beautiful " out of this world" creatures( older "Babylon 5" fans will see the inspiration for most of the spaceship design here under earth's oceans!). Has both inside and outside exhibits. All too much tell. Visit their website and go!!
  • Great family place. We bought the family membership. It pays for itself. Otherwise i think pricing could a turn off for some. My family had a great time. We've been here twice now. Overall, it's small. But, they do rehabilitation here which is cool and have a breeding program for the penguins, which is neat as well. Outside exhibits are ok. I suggest spring and summer if you want to see those. Some interactive exhibits for kids and lots of education to be gained here. Sea lion show is corny but family oriented and worth the trip in itself.
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