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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. Get hands on at touch exhibits where you can feel a reptile, stingray, shark, or crustacean. For an additional fee, you can get even closer during an animal encounter program with an African penguin, beluga whale, or even feed stingrays. 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 dine at the outdoor picnic area or try out the on-site 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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  • Great aquarium for all ages (and pretty safe in covid times, too, given that a large % of animals are outside!) Beautiful exhibits, adorable animals, and a fun sea lion show! 
    Great aquarium for all ages (and pretty safe in covid times, too, given that a large % of animals are outside!) Beautiful exhibits, adorable animals, and a fun sea lion show!  more »
  • Had not visited here before and found it quite interesting. Would be super cool place for kids to visit. 
    Had not visited here before and found it quite interesting. Would be super cool place for kids to visit.  more »
  • Lovely aquarium experience for the whole family, even in the cooler weather. We loved that there were plenty of staff/docents throughout the aquarium to answer questions. The environments for the... 
    Lovely aquarium experience for the whole family, even in the cooler weather. We loved that there were plenty of staff/docents throughout the aquarium to answer questions. The environments for the...  more »
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  • We had such a great time visiting. The beluga whales are a huge attraction. The sea lions are awesome as well as the shark tanks and the seals / stingrays. Penguins are cute and close. It was a nice walk and easy to manage and I was doing it with a 2 year old. I thought it was great.
  • Best aquarium in New England! Took a trip from NH on a recommendation from friends and so glad we did. We loved the chance to be both inside and outside for exhibits. The beluga whales are a big attraction. I could watch then all day. My favorite part was the seal show. You can get up close with these guys and the trainers were top notch when working with the animals.
  • Wonderful aquarium. Better than New England in Boston. Sea Lion show was quite funny and full of puns. Being partially outside makes it a great experience on a warm day although the exhibit glass could be cleaner for better viewing. The kids water play area has a small feature with laminar flow which is just the greatest.
  • Wonderful aquarium and beautiful animals. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. My children loved the penguins, seals and beluga whales. The seal show was fantastic and kept everyone entertained. And the dinosaur exibit was great as well. A great day to spend around the aquarium. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area as a not to miss spot.
  • It's a pretty good aquarium although a little on the small side. You'll finish it in a couple hours. It does have beluga whales, which you won't find in many other places. The sea lion show is good although mightily corny. Many decent touch tanks for the kids too.

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