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Mystic Aquarium

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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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A great place to see some marine life

The visit here was really enjoyable. The only thing is that it is very crowded. We did find out that Sunday is the busiest day so I would recommend a different day. The staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
mbritton31
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I found the aquarium to be a bit over priced ( $65 for 2 ), but the experience (90 mins) was memorable. My 83 year old mother enjoyed the petting of the sharks and stingrays.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

$69 for two adults and everything else is an up charge.Have been to other Aquariums with a fraction of the price and they aren't much different.Kids will love it I'm sure but adults will scratch their head the whole time about how much it cost.I can't recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Once in a lifetime experience. Worth every penny. Interact with the animals and go behind the scenes for an all access pass to the aquarium. Perfect for all animal lovers. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The visit here was really enjoyable. The only thing is that it is very crowded. We did find out that Sunday is the busiest day so I would recommend a different day. The staff was great. Lots of marine life to learn about overall it was a very pleasant trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The aquarium itself is well maintained and the exhibits are entertaining. That being said it is not worth the money being charged. Almost 100 dollars for 2 adults and a child. We were done with the aquarium in less than three hours which gave is enough time to pay extra for the pleasure of seeing the birds of the outback... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lot of fun for the whole family. Great aquarium setups and interactive for the kids. Penguin and seal shows, exhibits. educational while being fun at the same time.

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is known for its Beluga Whales and sea lion shows. It also has sharks, jelly fish, stingray touch tank, penguins, and many other creatures. Price is high but if you can use AAA, Senior, or with Library passes would make the experience more pleasant.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for up-close inspection of our ocean-based neighbours! The Beluga whale was unexpected, but thrilling, and the seahorses were beautiful. A very well presented and maintained facility

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The whole family enjoys the outdoor area as well as the indoor area. The kids love being able to touch some of the sea creatures and feed the rays.

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Wingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On my honeymoon I took my husband to the aquarium for the Penguin Encounter as a surprise. Josh was our guide and Blue Blue was our Penguin. We had the best time ever learning in depth about penguins and how we can make change to preserve their natural habitat. It was clear that Josh cared for Blue Blue and that... More 

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