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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
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+1 860-572-5955
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Nice but expensive

Nice indoor exhibits and loved the beluga whales but too expensive for the couple of hours it took to see everything (and we stretched it out). The place is relatively small and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Winsted, Connecticut
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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice indoor exhibits and loved the beluga whales but too expensive for the couple of hours it took to see everything (and we stretched it out). The place is relatively small and the 4d movie should be included with all admissions.

Thank GlacierChick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

mystic aquarium is a wonderful place. they have a wonderful sea lion show. in the aquarium they have many interesting fish. sting rays, sharks, jelly fish, just to name a few. I like just sitting down, watching the rays, swim around. its so relaxing. they even have a squid on display. when your done looking around the aquarium, walk the... More 

Thank Kris W
New Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We brought three of our grandchildren (ages 7,7,9) for a day last week and we all had a fantastic time. January is a great time to go as there are no crowds and it's easy to move throughout the aquarium. All the exhibits are beautifully presented and the kids especially enjoyed the seal show. Although it was cold, it was... More 

Thank Steve N
Levittown, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$65 for 2 for an aquarium you can walk in under 1 hour is way too much, the beluga whales were the best part, but other than that nothing else was exciting i could see maybe a cover charge of $20 PP, especially in the winter where there is less outdoor exhibits they should lower the price. the volunteers were... More 

Thank Eddie G
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to meet our NY relatives here. It's great for sunny or rainy days, though on a rainy day you may want to wear rain gear so you can see all the outdoor attractions. The beluga whale is amazing! Though we've been here many times, no one seems to tire of it. It can get crowded during school vacation... More 

Thank Lisa T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast was ok. It was from 8 to 9. We were told we could watch the penguin feeding at 9:30. Then when everyone is waiting in line to go outside the employee at the door said he could not go out until 10. We explained nicely that the penguin staff told us to go out to see them at 9:30.... More 

Thank Alison D
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Linda-Mogo
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Ngcm
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Lisa H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Strykerct

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