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!
$26.99 - $36.99 pending date visited
$19.99 - $27.49 pending date visited
If you purchase your tickets online you can get a cheaper rate!
A large portion of the aquarium's exhibits are outdoors, so dress accordingly!
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.
The aquarium is located in Mystic, just take exit 90 off I-95 and follow the signs to the aquarium. Parking is always free.
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.
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.
Anyone with disabilities or special needs are very welcome at the aquarium. Contact a member of staff on arrival.
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The aquarium offers a family restroom with a baby changing station.
9am to 5pm over spring / summer, 9am to 4pm rest of year, Check online before you go!
Open year round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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