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“Our family's favorite day trip destination!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 32 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Our family's favorite day trip destination!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place has everything you'll want to see at an aquarium! Its for all ages!! My 5 yr old daughter LOVES the baluga whales, my 3 yr old daughter loves the seals, and my 13 yr old loves the sting ray petting exhibit! They have an awesome 4-d theater and they have just as much inside as outside. The staff is very knowledgable about the snimals and they really take great care of them!! The bathrooms are always clean and the snack shop and the gift shop are excellent!! A definite most for any age to visit!! We have the family membership and visit every few months! A+++++

Visited April 2013
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Park Ridge, NJ
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Penguins, Parakeets and Titanic Exhibit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went in August. This is a neat place to visit. Spent the whole day there. So much to see. The Titanic Exhibit was great and learned a lot about Dr. Robert Ballard. The Beluga whales are an impressive site. Penguins were fun to see. Jellyfish room was cool! Also had a parakeet exhibit where you go inside a big netted room and feed the birds with a seed stick. Rea nice time!

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good for a couple of hours of entertainment but very expensive!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

We took a few families here for the day and were somewhat disappointed at what we found. Be prepared to walk around outside in the cold a fair bit as this is not an indoor aquarium. It was cold when we were there. The food options are terrible, one place, very minimal seating, very poor quality food that is kept under hear lamps and basically limp and tasteless; oh yes, and quite pricey for really bad food. The seal ion show lacked excitement as well. For the same price we could have gone to the New England Aquarium in Boston and got a whole days worth of entertainment. This place is good if you want a few
Hours of entertainment only and don't kind forking out a pile of cash for little return. The best thing there was the gift shop, that says something I guess.

Visited December 2013
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Parlin, New Jersey
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“A simple day out for family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a fun place to go with family even in the winter. They have a lot of indoor displays, movie theatre and exhibits. There are 60 shops outside the aquarium which are unique as well.
Overall it is a great experience.

Visited December 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Its a Nice Place But I Felt Like I Wanted More”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a nice place but the sea lion show was the only thing that made it worth the while. I did take small kids but I still think fro the price it was very small.

Visited July 2013
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