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Mystic Aquarium, Mystic

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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 vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A nice aquarium, though a little on the smaller side. Given that, we also thought the admittance costs were a bit high. We did enjoy ourselves and there was lots to do for the little ones. 
  • A wonderful family place fascinating fish penguins and the belugas were so much fun. An up close experience that you will not forget. 
  • The Mystic Aquarium is an excellent one of its kind. It has sharks, two HUGE sea lions, seriously-cute African penguins, and fine viewing opportunities, e.g. you can see the penguins 'from underwater'...  read more »
  • We've been twice. Once, it was empty and we had an amazing time. The second time it was very crowded. There were barely any spots left. My advice if the parking lot is packed explore some other areas (steam train, Mystic drawbridge, ice cream, toy store, nature center) and go back later in the day. They have a bird exhibit that is $3/person on top of entry fee. Our favorite part was the active and entertaining sea lions!
  • It was a nice experience and the staff was Great. I visit aquariums all over the country (it's one of the things I like to do) and for the entry price the only things I saw that were worth the money were the beluga, the barracuda and the jellyfish. It wasn't too big and the areas were tight but it was an OK experience. Oh I also got to witness a frog cannibalize another, that was quite the experience, nature huh?
  • We visited the Seaquarium as part of a couples-vacation. The boyfriend and I had an amazing time. visiting all of the animals. The staff is friendly, warm, inviting, and supremely knowledgeable. We participated in three extras that day - a meet-n-greet with the penguins, a meet-n-greet with the seals (after a fabulous show hosted by Kristen Waddell) and hand feeding Birds of the Outback. We've already decided that we need to repeat this vacation!
  • Had a great time here! Go on a nice day, because a lot of the exhibits are outside. There is a beluga whale tank, a penguin cove, a sea lion pool, a large outdoor wetland, a ray touch pool, and a large building filled with hundreds of indoor tanks and pools. The staff and exhibits are all great. The concessions were reasonably priced and the parking was free; it was refreshing to see a place whose focus is on conservation and education and not ripping the patrons off over overpriced soda and French fries. Will definitely be back!
  • Loved it! We'd been before, but this trip with a 3 year old, 6 year old, and 8 year old was great! The belugas started the visit off perfectly with close passes and a few pretend bites (the kids loved it!). The sea lions didn't disappoint. The touch tanks are always a hit. I didn't love the penguin exhibit, but the bird walk through was awesome, even though it was an additional fee. We didn't make the prehistoric monsters 4D movie, but it looked neat. Great day, all in all, even if a little expensive.
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