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Mystic Aquarium, Mystic
(4/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • We went during December, the weather was a bit chilly yet we enjoyed the aquarium so much. There is so many exhibits to see and the staff was super friendly and informative. My only criticism is that ...  more »
  • This was the 1st big aquarium for me and my kids and OMG what a wonderful day. My kids loved it. The Beluga whales know that everyone likes to take pictures with them and they will go to everyone. Sea...  more »
  • We have a membership and it's the best! My son absolutely loves this aquarium! Always activities going on so check their facebook. Animals and fish are always in clean tanks! Great place for families! 
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  • 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.
  • Charmed to return to the Aquarium, I hadn't seen it in over 20 years. Brought back so many memories from my youth. My family and I were excited to catch the live show, and had the best time studying all the marine life that makes its home there. Check out tickets online, got a bit of a discount and an all daypass for the seaport and the aquarium for a very reasonable amount. A great day trip!
  • Mystic Aquarium was Great. Small aquarium at a decent price, many exhibits to see, some are touch friendly. Juno the Beluga whale was an awesome site, first time my family and I had ever seen one. Friendly and knowledgeable staff everywhere.
  • It's okay, but not as big as New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. There are a few different animals there than the ones in Boston, like Stellar/California Sea Lions, Budgies, etc. I give this a 4/5 review because this trip by Yankee Trails was pretty average and decent. New England Aquarium is better in my own personal opinion. (BTW I like how Old Mystic is right across the road from this aquarium!)
  • Neat aquarium. Much nicer than I expected. Love the touch tanks and the outdoor exhibits. Be sure to check out the membership deals. Sometimes it's cheaper to get a membership and pay for guests than just purchasing individual tickets.