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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic
CT
06355
Tel: 860 572 5955

Directions

The aquarium is located in Mystic, just take exit 90 off I-95 and follow the signs to the aquarium. Parking is always free.

Where are we going today?

One way to explore the great Atlantic Ocean of ours, is to train for months to become amazing at diving, then plunge into the deep unknown and brave the cold.  OR you can just head to Mystic Aquarium, and have an amazing time whilst staying dry! 

This popular aquarium has a number of beautiful, weird and wonderful species from our deepest ocean for you to explore, and learn about.

With exhibits and live shows, kids will have a great time learning something new about our ocean!

The exhibits over a whole range of topics, each just as fascinating as the last. For those art lovers, the unique Washed Ashore shows some pretty incredible sculptures that are made out of items that actually had washed ashore on the Pacific Coast. Shaped into animals, these pieces of art are a great way for kids to really learn what it means to keep our oceans clean. 

Want to get eye to eye with a Beluga whale? Now is your chance! The Arctic Coast exhibit is studded with glacial streams and jagged rocks, and even bubbling caves where the whales feel like they are actually in their natural home. 

With 4D theaters, fish galleries, jellyfish and photography exhibits, you certainly will be needing the full day!

Mystic Aquarium also have some pretty fun shows where the kids can see Sea Lions interacting with the trainers. There are even some historically amazing exhibits about the discovery of the RMS Titanic. Iceberg dead ahead!

Have the wonders of the ocean right at your fingertips at Mystic Aquarium! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$29.95 ($33.95 with 4D theater)
  • Children$21.95 (ages 3 - 12) $25.95 (ages 13 - 17).
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

April to Labor Day (Sepember 2, 2013) 9am to 5pm, September 3rd November 9am to 4pm.

Open year round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Teachers corner

You can either visit the aquarium and make it your classroom, or they can come to you! Students will learn all about the ocean with their diverse range of age-specific programs and tours. .

I'm Hungry!

The Penguins Cafe serves up hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza, wraps, salads, ice cream and other family-friendly fare. Drink and ice cream machines are also available throughout the facility. A picnic area is located adjacent to the parking lot, so why not bring your own food! .

Healthy Eating!

Wraps, salads and fruit are available at the Penguins Cafe..

Any Top Tips?

A large portion of the aquarium's exhibits are outdoors, so dress accordingly!.

Doing our bit

The aquarium have the animals best interests at heart, so they have liaised with various vet and experts to ensure their enclosures and allowing the creatures to happily thrive. .

Need a little extra help?

Anyone with disabilities or special needs are very welcome at the aquarium. Contact a member of staff on arrival. .

Baby Facilities

The aquarium offers a family restroom with a baby changing station. .

Can I get one of those?

The Aquarium Store has a wide range of souvenirs for you to take home, from tee shirts and mugs to books, home accents, eco-conscious gifts, jewelry and blown glass items..

More information

If you purchase your tickets online you can get a cheaper rate!.

What people are saying?

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    Spent 3 or 4 hours there with my wife. There was plenty enough to keep us entertained and educate us. This aquarium does a lot with saving injured seals in the New England area. There is a great Titanic display. Underlying that is Dr Ballard,his discoveries and teaching the future generations. Lots of sea life ,some art and a seal show my wife enjoyed. We will become members at Christmas.

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    My children, mother and I visited here in July. We were very excited, but were extremely disappointed at the cost to get in. The only way we agreed to pay the high cost, was they told us we could come back as many times we wanted to during that week. We did end up spending two afternoons going through each part of the animal exhibits. We never even made it through the Titanic. Everyone was happy to take their time, taking pictures and enjoying the petting tanks and talks.

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    For goodness sake, get discounts somehow. I would have been put off if we had had to pay normal rates to enter. My father has a handicap national park pass and somehow that got him and a guest in here for free. Not sure how but it's nice of them.You can see it all and not feel like you're cutting it short in half a day. Staff was excellent, they all would answer any questions, even as part of their PA shtick.

    They should have ore than two power chairs for the handicapped!! Most grocery stores do, why not these folks?

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    I went to Mystic Aquarium a rainy Saturday afternoon with my husband and 9 year old daughter.
    We had a great time. Enjoyed the touch tanks, looking at the various fish and displays. Indoor and outdoor. We took our time and ended up spending 4 hours. The Titanic display was very good. It is on the smaller side but very informative and is based on Dr Robert Ballard's discovery of the Titanic more so than artifacts found at the wreck. Our 9 year old loved it.
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    The Mystic Aquarium has always been a special part of my life. I grew up in CT and my first experience was a school trip decades ago. I recently returned with my niece and nephew and was really impressed with the variety of sea animals and the live show (I didn't think you could experience something like this outside of SeaWorld). The team works very hard and I am thankful to have it in my own backyard. Thanks for a great past and present. 8-)

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by Jennifer Keller

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My children, mother and I visited here in July. We were very excited, but were extremely disappointed at the cost to get in. The only way we agreed to pay the high cost, was they told us we could come back as many times we wanted to during that week. We did end up spending two afternoons going through each part of the animal exhibits. We never even made it through the Titanic. Everyone was happy to take their time, taking pictures and enjoying the petting tanks and talks.

I would highly recommend looking for discounts, groupons, or asking them for a free return visit. Investing the $200 for a membership would be great for local families, and they do offer a grandparents package.

by Pernille P. Konow

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I went to Mystic Aquarium a rainy Saturday afternoon with my husband and 9 year old daughter.
We had a great time. Enjoyed the touch tanks, looking at the various fish and displays. Indoor and outdoor. We took our time and ended up spending 4 hours. The Titanic display was very good. It is on the smaller side but very informative and is based on Dr Robert Ballard's discovery of the Titanic more so than artifacts found at the wreck. Our 9 year old loved it.
We would have liked to be able to give 4 1/2 star. but that option is not available. The only reason we do not give it 5 stars is due to the beluga whales. They looked fine and healthy, we are just not a big supporter of keeping larger whales in captivity.

We would absolutely go again.

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