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Mystic Aquarium

#4 of 33 things to do in Mystic Features Animals
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
+1 860-572-5955
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Love the new amphibian exhibit.

I like the exhibits and education here and can see the care and personal involvement of the staff... read more

Reviewed today
Cape May Beach
Excellent Aquarium

On an unfortunately wet day on holiday in Mystic,Connecticut decided to pay a visit to the Aquarium... read more

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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
+1 860-572-5955
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Reviewed today

I like the exhibits and education here and can see the care and personal involvement of the staff with the animals. They have added some new, interesting animals in the aquarium part and have a new amphibian exhibit in the "museum" side, which is really...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed today

On an unfortunately wet day on holiday in Mystic,Connecticut decided to pay a visit to the Aquarium and was not disappointed.Spread over a large area the exhibits are superb and so varied and interesting.

Thank BostonHWC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a very nice aquarium, yet overpriced for how small it is. The crowds were crazy, even though we went on a Monday at 2:30. There was only one changing table and I had to wait in a 15 min line to change my...More

1  Thank Sthomas20
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so disappointed in this Aquarium. For the cost of admission we expected more. But - at least the money goes to a good cause. Yes the beluga whales were beautiful and fun to see and the display of jellyfish and corals was also...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spend at least a half day at Mystic Aquarium and you won't regret it. Yes, it is expensive. Food offerings are poor. But for little kids (we brought our 3-year old toddler), what an introduction to FISH! Fish of all sizes, sharks, rays, turtles, starfish,...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 days ago

A cut above your normal Aquarium. Not really large but filled with wonderful displays. Plan to spend several hours

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thought it was going to much larger. It's basically a zoo with 4 attractions. SeaLions, Whales, Penguins & StingRays.

Thank mypbandj
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to go here for a quick day trip and we were pleasantly surprised! The staff were extremely friendly and the grounds were well kept. From the beluga whale exhibit to the sting ray touch tank, the set up was well...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful visit. We paid the extra $3 to feed the stingrays which was fun. We also saw the 4D lego movie which was just ok. I would skip that next time. The Sea Lion show was very cute and...More

Thank Scouts4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a discounted ticket as part of Sea Pass - and glad didn't pay full price really. It was ok - perhaps for younger children. My kids are in their 20s! Highlight was daughter was picked to help in sea lion show. Lots of kids...More

Thank jooly007
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janet m
is it worth it to go if is going to rain all day and does anyone in the area offer discount tickets?
12 May 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
don't know about #2 but rainy days are great. you can spend a few minutes outdoors with the belugas and penguins but there is cover there too, but most of the exhibits are indoors. It really is a great rainy day... More
Marion T
Do you have electric scooters or wheelchairs?
7 March 2017|
Response from Strykerct | Reviewed this property |
Personally owned, but golf carts all used by staff.
Lisa J
Hi! We're staying in Shelton and trying to decide between mystic aqarium and the maritime aquarium -- and it will be in the end of December -- anyone have thoughts? My kids are 8,6,and 3! thanks!
21 December 2016|
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Response from Molly S | Reviewed this property |
if crowds bother you, I'd go with Maritime. They Mystic Aquarium is indeed lovely and very kid-friendly but because of those things, it's usually wall-to-wall with people, particularly field trips with lots of kids, and not... More