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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 860-572-5955
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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The Mystic Aquarium was amazing. All the animals they had and showcased was beautiful! All the staff was super friendly and the exhibits were incredible! The Sea Lion show was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Our group had ages 1-13 and no one was bored. It's great for little and older kids. Food is pricey. Better to bring your own picnic (area outside can't bring it in.) also the admission price gets you in for 3 days if you get your ticket validated. You can see the whole thing in one day even if it's... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place is really big! Had the opportunity to see so many fish, mammals and water plants. I certainly recommend it to anyone who loves seeing aquariums. They have a nice path outdoor where you get to see Sea Lions, Turles, fish, and the amazing Belugas. Just love to see these huge whales!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Mystic Aquarium was amazing. All the animals they had and showcased was beautiful! All the staff was super friendly and the exhibits were incredible! The Sea Lion show was great. For me, getting to touch the Cownose Rays was the coolest part! The 4-D movie and Penguin Cafe was not quite what I expected. The 4-D movie seemed too... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Spent over $178 for a family of 5 , it was a chilly April afternoon , and several exhibits are seasonal so they are closed. They do have have great educational aspects and Environmental awareness programs but thought it was a bit pricey for the overall.

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Bristol, RI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great day trip. Not very big but a lot of attractions for the space. The beluga whales are so graceful and quite simply awesome. All the attractions were something to see. The facilities were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Even the Penguin Cafe was reasonably priced. Definitely worth the stop.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Adorable penguins & aquarium. Its not huge but has a great staff and plenty of wonderful animals. Lots of out door areas so best in nice weather.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

First time I've been to the aquarium in 25+ years. Amazed at the amount of outdoor activities and how well trained the staff is.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

They have a great outdoor area that winds around where you can view the beluga whales, penguins, and more. They also had the soft opening of the alligators which was a nice exhibit along with a new kids area which my 5 year old son had a great time playing in. The aquarium overall is not very large but it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is a 15% discount if you get the ticket online. The ticket is good for two days if you get it validated. It is a little costly so we made it a two day event and took in the activities slowly. We really enjoyed the beluga whales. If you put your back to the glass and set yourself up... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The day was wet, cold and raw but our visit was a good one. A jewel of an aquarium. Small but well worth the visit. Few disappointments.

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