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“They have Beluga Whales!”
Review of Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in the area, Mystic Aquarium is a must-see. It is one of the few places in the world where you can view and interact with Beluga Whales. These are very smart animals that will come up to the glass in their tank to greet you in a spacious, modern, comfortable outdoor viewing area. Search the internet for Mystic Beluga Mariachi to see some amazing video of one of the Mystic Belugas 'dancing' to live music. For an extra fee, you can purchase an encounter with the whales from a private viewing area, or actually in the water. The marine biologists who work there are friendly, dedicated scientists with a passion for sharing their knowledge of sea life with guests. In addition to the whales, similar encounters are available with penguins, and there are hundreds of other marine animals and fish to visit as well as Sea Lion shows to see. There is a reasonably priced cafe within the Aquarium, but better food can be found across the street at 5 Guys or a few other local restaurants (remember to get your hand stamped for re-entry). While many of the exhibits are inside, at least half are outside or require you to walk outside to get from one to another. Dress for weather.

Thank hollmart
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Aquarium is on the small size. Interesting exhibits. But the daily rate is very expensive for a family of four or five.

Thank denany
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Love how there was exhibits outside and inside. Great place for families to visit. The staff was awesome.

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I never get tried of visiting Mystic Aquarium. There is always something fun to do especially since this was the first time I went there with my little grandson!

Thank D L
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

much less impressive than newer aquaria, price is a little high.
We liked the jellies and the new Titanic exhibit.

Thank Jazz_and_cocktails
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