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Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-5955
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature is more amazing than the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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lola
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love the aquarium! The hotel that I work at gives a small discount if you purchase tickets with us ahead of time! So check with your hotel and see if they offer the same! I learn something new every time I go there about the sea world!

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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went here primarily because of the penguin encounter. It can sell out weeks in advance so plan appropriately. The encounter was great - the trainer friendly and highly knowledgeable. There was plenty of time for questions. First, she let the little penguin walk about freely. We were fortunate in that she chose to spend some quality time with us.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

but it still was fun and we are going back tomorrow to check out the Sea Lion show. The people working there are very courteous, friendly and helpful.

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Easton, pa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here on a weekend trip and really enjoyed it. We loved all the exhibits, especially the titanic exhibit and saw the sea loin show. A bit on the pricy side but it's definitely worth the trip!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I had never been to the Mystic Aquarium before and I truly enjoyed my visit. I was very impressed by the quality and variety of exhibits, particularly with the many opportunities for visitors to be "hands-on". The sea lion show was fun and informative; it's definitely a must for visitors. I also was mesmerized by the beluga whales. They provide... More

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Jewett City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's a fun place to bring the kids, I brought a 7 year old and a 4 year old, both had a good time...but we did everything and were in and out within 2 and a half hours. 30$ an adult and 25$ a child 6$ a person for a movie?!. I got 3 boats of chicken tenders (3 in... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Mystic Aquarium is well-maintained and clean with very friendly staff and good attractions. The entrance fee, however, borders on absurd. We had a good time and recommend the attraction, but the cost was too high for a place that provides a nice, but short visit. The facility is not as large as other well-known aquariums, so expect a relatively... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I loved it!!!!!!! Great place to visit with family. A lot to see. Indoor aquarium was really nice. Outdoors had a lot of animals to see. A lot of walking. It has places to eat and sit, also a few shops to buy souvenirs.

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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Come down from Vermont with the family, each of them have a personal favorite. My wife loves the beluga whales, one of my daughters wouldn't leave the penguin habitat and a few of the others stayed at the sea lions, no matter what your personal favorite is there is some much amazing things to explore through out this entire aquarium,... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I find aquariums to be really hit or miss. The Mystic Aquarium is great - almost more on par with a zoo. There's no denying that it's expensive at 25 for adults and 17 for kids. But we got a whole day of fun, as it took us from 11-5 to see everything with my 3 and 5 year old.... More

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