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Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-5955
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Mystic
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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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My sister and I spent a couple of days here in September. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. The Beluga whales, penguins,seals, and all the assorted fish were great. We had a particularly enjoyable time in the bird exhibit. It was great fun to have all the birds land on us, and try and stow away in... More

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
83 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a very nice half day here today on what turned out to be a day with not many visitors. The staff were friendly and informative although one or two just seemed to be trotting out a well used speech rather than giving things a more personal spin. From the beluga whales (very engaging) to the main indoor fish (etc)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The mystic aquarium is a very educational venue. Throughly enjoyed the youthful feeling watching small children in amazement of the sea creatures. Actually we also enjoyed watching the wonders of the animals in their habitat. The rare sea creatures were wondrous and history of the seals very interesting. Would go back next visit!!!!!

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I visited the aquarium with my girlfriend. We wondered if it would be as exciting for people without kids as with. It turns out the aquarium has entertainment for everyone. There are a lot of reviews here so I'll just provide a couple key points. First, admission is pricey. At the time of this review adults are $30. We lucked... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Went with friends to the Mystic Aquarium on a bright fall day. Fabulous. You need to go just to see the Beluga Whales. They are totally entertaining. When you enter turn right and go down the flight of exterior stairs to view the huge tank with the Beluga Whales. There are three of them and they are very entertaining. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I thought the price was a little high ($30/person general admission) but we found a coupon on the back of an aquarium brochure in the Connecticut Welcome Visitor's Center for $5 off each admission ticket so that helped. We took the advice of another review to take a map and write the show times on each location so you can... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We appreciated the conservation efforts, the layout was very friendly and because we had a wheelchair in our group, easy to move around. The decorations for Halloween were great!

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The aquarium is nice, but we felt like it was kind of small (especially considering the $30 admission price). The whales were really neat to see and we loved being able to feed the birds in the bird exhibit. The bathrooms were really clean and the associates working there were friendly, we just expected more for our money. All in... More

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Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I wrote a letter to the aquarium and got absolutely no response. Here's the letter/review: To whom it may concern, I attended your aquarium yesterday and before yelping, facebooking, etc, I thought I'd give your some feedback. I went with a guest and paid over $70 for admission (for two). Initially, I thought this was very high, but thought it... More

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Central New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were traveling back from vacation and decided, on a whim, to stop in at the Mystic Aquarium. It has been years since we last visited, and what a marvelous transformation. When you first enter there is an exhibit of beluga whales. The whales are stunning as they cavort in front of you, and the Aquarium has provided plenty of... More

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