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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number:
+1 860-572-5955
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and...

Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature is more amazing than the last. Exhibits put you in close proximity to whales, penguins, sea lions and a 30,000-gallon tank, where exotic fish from around the world strut their stuff.

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Fun but pricey

My sister and I took her three daughters aged 15, 9 and 7 to the aquarium. You have to pay a lot for this attraction. She decided to buy a membership for her family and then I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful aquarium for all ages! Perfect for a half day visit and much to see. Kids loved the bird feeding area, though it was a bummer to have to pay extra to go in. Beautiful large tanks of tropical fish and other sea life. Remember to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy in the outdoors seating area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I took her three daughters aged 15, 9 and 7 to the aquarium. You have to pay a lot for this attraction. She decided to buy a membership for her family and then I came in as her guest. This cost a LOT but at least she can go again. The best show by far is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium has a large outdoor area and a sizable indoor area. They have a variety of sea life on site, including some very personable belugas and sea lions. A good visit for kids and adults alike. A word of caution about parking however; as this is a popular destination, you may have to park in the auxiliary lot, which... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my family after not visiting for years. Not much has changed, except the admission price. The price is outrageous for the amount of exhibitions they have(Not much). I have been to other aquariums around the country and so far this is one of the most expensive and you don't get much for your money. There's nothing new there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fourth year in a row that I have gone to this event. Other years I was very impressed with the service, quality of the wines, and the pairing of the wine and food. This year was disappointing. The service was not up to par, with guests at my table not even getting some of the wines. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and we payed 80$ total and we walked through the whole place in 20 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibitions were great and my 2.5 year old LOVED the free art activity. My husband and I joked that her favorite part was jumping in puddles of melting snow instead of the animals, but that's due to her age. He and I really enjoyed seeing the beluga whales and the museum staff were incredibly informative, entertaining, and friendly. That... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome place to visit and spend some time in. You walk in a counter-clockwise circle looking at many different beautiful animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a cute place. We didn't have any kids with us and it was still very worth the trip. We spent half the day just walking around and enjoying ourselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mystic Aquarium is the perfect size. Not too big and not too small. You can spend the whole afternoon here and come out not too tired. Plenty of great tanks. The climax is undoubtedly the beluga basin. The white whales are mesmerizing and come so close you can easily interact. Kids are fascinated and parents too. Other basins are not... More 

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