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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
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+1 860-572-5955
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Had a great time at Mystic aquarium. Petting the manta rays, touching the sharks...seeing all the amazing fish, frogs, turtles, seals, and best of all the beluga... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Linda-Mogo
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time at Mystic aquarium. Petting the manta rays, touching the sharks...seeing all the amazing fish, frogs, turtles, seals, and best of all the beluga whales...amazing personalities, they actually come up to the side of their exhibit..and look into your eyes..and your camera! Amazing. Trip too short...will definitely go back.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This aquarium is a multi generational must stop! At the Ocean Conservation Center we explored the world in Exploration:Wild! and viewed 6' American alligators and 30 species of frogs, learning much about these diverse and funky amphibian. The Foxwoods Marine Theater highlighted a California Sea lion Show to the thrill of the young . The enormous shark, sting ray and... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our kids here (5, 10 and 14) this past August for the first time. The staff was friendly and would answer any questions the kids had. Thought for the price it was a little small. The exhibits they did have were fun to walk through and my younger ones liked the touch tanks.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for all ages, 3-d theater, touch table of textured animals, special bird exhibit, and active penguin pool, etc. Then Seaport!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend a lot of time here! Many interesting shows and exhibits! Also, many hands on things for kids.

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Thank chanypaskes
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and well appointed aquarium with many activities for the grand kids. I have been to many aquariums and this one is excellent. Lots of displays and kinds of sea life makes for and excellent adventure.

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Thank Neal M
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fascinating, it is a real thrill to be a part of this wonderful organization. Fun for all ages!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated as a top aquarium in the US, and was renovated over the years. Very enjoyable for a visit, went as a couple..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The star attractions, the beluga whales -- "canaries of the sea" -- did not disappoint with their enchanting and varied vocalizations. The beluga show narrative was also interesting and delivered enthusiastically. The aquarium overall, though, has a rather tired look to it. Many of the displays look as if they peaked about a decade ago. I say this by comparison... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting super experience. Though it is beautiful, I found that the activities were limited. Penguins were very small. Diving Elves show was exciting only for very young kids. I enjoyed touching sharks and crabs. Watching Beluga whale was interesting.

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