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Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-5955
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We found the Aquarium to be exciting. There was a great sea lion show that the kids loved. Very large indoor area with a lot to see, and interactive things as well. Feel and touch sections throughout the Aquarium was really fun. They have a 4D theatre which is really cute but at $6 a person for an 8 minute... More

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We love aquaria that is why we decided to visit this one but it is more a sea world kind of place. The aquarium itself inside is nice but you will fall over kids running and screaming everywhere. Outside you can visit penguins, beluga whales and sea lions. They also have a show which is pretty poor but perhaps fun... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love this aquarium they have so much to offer, my favorite is the beluga whales they have a huge enclosure and you can see over the top and go to the underwater viewing area, they have penguins, seals, sea lions and tons of different kind of fish and sharks. Another great thing is the seal show they have 4-5... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great aquarium and good staff. It was very crowded last we and we still had a good time. I would have gone 5 stars, but the nasty woman who was working the ray tank was so unpleasant and clearly miserable I had to take one back.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by how great this aquarium was! Lots of hands on and touchable exhibits which was awesome usually these places have only one or too such exhibits, here almost everywhere you go there is a hands on activity which the kids loved. The titanic exhibit was great as was the bird room/tent, the sea lions show... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Well, if you have never had a Beluga Whale actually interact with you, or seen Sea Lions leap out of the water, you're missing out! So Mystic is the perfect place to take all that in. You can see replica of PT 109 along with a documentary on JFK's experiences aboard the boat. I Had a Beluga literally follow me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My son loved this place. Great exhibits like Beluga Whales, Shark Tank, & Titanic. Interactive experiences like touching small sharks, feeding rays, and a bird hut. Sea Lion show was outstanding. Penguin exhibit was a bit weak though.

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Northern NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Mystic Aquarium is a favorite spot for myself and my three children ( twin 4 year olds and a seven year old. ) . They have a lot going on for the children to actually see and do First off we went to the Beluga Whale exhibit. They have three whales that are there that you can see close... More

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Hopkinton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was a lot of fun and very informative. I learned some new things about some interesting sea life. The staff was interactive with the visitors explaining facts about various exhibits. There is also a "4-d" theater which I highly recommend. The admission is a bit high but overall it is worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place is such a racket! Paid over $100 for a family of 4 and it didn't feel like much more than a small, regional aquarium. The whole thing is centered around the food court. The "show" was a bunch of sea lions NOT doing what they were trained to do (which I can actually appreciate because it was kind-of... More

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