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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
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+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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Great attraction but pricey

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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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Rhode Island
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank lindsey21765
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Bonnie W
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Cristian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Kim T
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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the midst of winter season, who expected the aquarium was very crowded? We decided to go as our last summer visit at this aquarium was awesome but it was also crowded. However, it didn't matter the season for this aquarium. On the very cold day, the temperature was even around late 20s, this place was filled up with families.... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here annually, and its always changing for the better. Its a great way to get kids interested in their environment. And fun for adults, too; so many amazing things to watch. If you don't love the talented and intelligent beluga whales there is truly something wrong with you. Loved the new exhibit on frogs; that was something I've... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many indoor exhibitions to be seen in winter. The Beluga Whales are a nice outdoor exhibit and the Seals do a great indoor show that alone makes it worth visiting

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