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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
Phone Number: 18605725955
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 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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It was busy

This place was crowded, our Wednesday visit felt like the weekend. Our group of four, two seniors and a 14 and 9 year old enjoyed our visit. Most exhibits required a wait before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Walter P
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Weymouth MA
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Weymouth MA
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was crowded, our Wednesday visit felt like the weekend. Our group of four, two seniors and a 14 and 9 year old enjoyed our visit. Most exhibits required a wait before we could get close enough to appreciate them. Hands on things required more patience before actually getting "hands on". The kids enjoyed the Birds exhibit where (for... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent almost one full day and then went back for a short visit the next day. We bought a pass that included the aquarium as well as the seaport. I was happily surprised to find that you could have your aquarium ticket validated and that would allow you to return for the next 2 consecutive days. We went to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our 19 month old great granddaughter, daughter and granddaughter to see sights we had visited 30 years ago. Not much changed but all loved the aquarium and quaint town.

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice aquarium but average. The beluga whale is awesome and the animals seem happy. My 6 year old son loved the Angry Birds movie in 4D but worth the $71 I paid for one adult, one child deluxe tickets with one movie it was not. Might be more enjoyable if it was bigger and less crowded. Also extremely limited... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here since I was little, I loved it just as much. The aquarium is beautiful, clean, a lot to see and all the animals look genuinely happy and very well taken care of. It was very busy but all 4 of us loved it! I definitely plan on going back. All the employees are very nice and helpful.

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Poughquag
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently visited Mystic Aquarium and had a nice time. Not overly big so only plan on spending maybe 2 or so hours to see everything but had a nice time. Don't expect a Sea World or anything on that scale but you will have a good time.

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Rensselaer, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Monday morning with my teenager granddaughter and my own mother. It was not what we expected and everyone really enjoyed it. This place is more than a typical aquarium. It has interactive features, shows, 4D movies and walking exhibits. The place does get very crowded lots of small children and strollers about. Might be less crowded during... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good aquarium for its size and location. I really like the whales and the stingrays. Part of the aquarium is outside so it is not the best for a rainy day. But i enjoyed it!

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Torrington, Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great day trip. Being able to get so close to the marine life is a great experience. The day goes by very quickly as there is so much to see.

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Mystic Aquarium as a party of four - one adult, one senior and two children. We were fortunate in that a lady in line with us gave us a coupon for a discounted rate, which brought our admission down to about $90. The facility itself is very nice with nice exhibits and we enjoyed seeing the... More 

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