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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
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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Nice aquarium for kids

Great for a day out with the kids. It's a nicely kept place with lots to see. Not the largest aquarium but it's laid out nicely and easy for the kids to walk. Also there's staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mbhoakct76
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Winsted, Connecticut
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Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Aquarium its has lots to see and even touch tanks. Great for people of all ages. It was a great day a little on the Expensive side.

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Selma, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were at the Mystic Aquarium on a Tuesday during the summer, and it was positively teeming with people, particularly large (very large) groups of children. The exhibits were well-maintained and the animals seemed healthy but we didn't really see much that we haven't seen at other aquariums we've visited over the years. Not sure braving the noise and the... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is very lovely but its also small. As is much of all aquariums are. The attractions were great. My kids especially loved the giant turtle that was in its own tank. A great place for a morning activity.

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought a membership and went everyday, sometimes twice when not in the pool. Went here over 30 years ago and what a difference. Membership worth every penny when staying in the areas for a few days. Go in early, kids get tired, go take a nap. They also have special events for the members at night.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium has a friendly vibe and it is awesome and educative to hang out with friends, family and kids. You have tons of things to do around there, from checking out the animals and fish, to close-up areas where you can actually touch and feed some of them. The best close-up program is the Beluga whale encounter, where you... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is old and tired. It was very pricey to get in and the exhibits seemed old and not in the best of shape. Even the newer exhibits weren't that exciting. We went during the week and it was very crowded and hot.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for a day out with the kids. It's a nicely kept place with lots to see. Not the largest aquarium but it's laid out nicely and easy for the kids to walk. Also there's staff at each exhibit to add to the educational aspect. The admission is really overpriced though and The extras like feeding the birds and the... More 

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Thank mbhoakct76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great aquarium. Lots of touch opportunities, lots of big outdoor tanks with good viewing, friendly guides. Especially enjoyed the sea lion show. Nice emphasis on conservation and environment.

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This aquarium did not have anything that would give it a 'wow' factor, but, the exhibits were well done. The place is not too large, can be seen in a few hours. Nice place to visit with young children.

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Sebring, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium was amazing they have different shows thru out the day that are fun and timed for everyone to be able to see. They have a 3 D movie experience that is fascinating and not only for the children. There is an area where you can pet different fish. The price is very reasonable. They also have a large... More 

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