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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
Phone Number: +1 860-572-5955
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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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Impressive but...

It's very impressive, but it did not start out to well. I took my family and friends here and went at the end of November and it was about 40-45 degrees out. The teenage girl at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 lion 4d show were nice. Other exhibit were nice too. The staff was helpful. You can go in any season... More 

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Thank Hemant K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Thank Ashley S
Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a world class aquarium and one of the finests run places of its kind in the world. expensive but worth it. they have all kinds of sea cratures and save the lives of many. they have shows and everything you can think of for a family too see and enjoy. a real not to be missed location and... More 

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Thank Barry N
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium was desolate and almost out of business, as it seemed. Many outdoor attractions were closed and indoor attractions were barely passable. Yet it charges full fees at the gate. Why??? If you are going to act like you are closed for business you should not charge money.

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Thank TravelRover7777
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very impressive, but it did not start out to well. I took my family and friends here and went at the end of November and it was about 40-45 degrees out. The teenage girl at the ticket booth refused to honor my friends military discount. Their website clearly states military veterans can show their DD214 form to receive their... More 

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Thank jlipp5240
South Glens Falls, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a small aquarium, nothing close to NE Aquarium or any of the major ones. I went in November so i expected them not to have to many exhibits. The price I feel it a lil high $36 (when compared to NE Aquarium $26). Other than that, it was nice spent about two hours there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves to visit aquariums and have visited many across the USA. The Mystic Aquarium is unique in that is it laid out like an amusement park. Much of it is outside and exhibits are easily followed by a map. Docents are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and the beluga whales were a family favorite. I would give it a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 year old son and we all loved the whales.My wife and I enjoyed the sea lion show but my son got a little bored about half way thru.The rest of the aquarium was ok and but we were only there about a hour and a half so I don't think the $85 cost for the 3... More 

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Thank robertaS9010CR
Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Mystic Aquarium many times and love it. I especially like the bird sanctuary. Well worth a trip.

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Thank Joy D
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorites were the belugas, sea lion, and mooray eels. Lots of cool sights here, and the 4-D Ice Age movie was surprisingly good!

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