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Mystic Aquarium

#4 of 33 things to do in Mystic Features Animals
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
+1 860-572-5955
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Great Family Day

My daughter and I had a wonderful visit. We paid the extra $3 to feed the stingrays which was fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Not bad - perhaps rain didn't help

Got a discounted ticket as part of Sea Pass - and glad didn't pay full price really. It was ok... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
+1 860-572-5955
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful visit. We paid the extra $3 to feed the stingrays which was fun. We also saw the 4D lego movie which was just ok. I would skip that next time. The Sea Lion show was very cute and...More

Thank Scouts4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a discounted ticket as part of Sea Pass - and glad didn't pay full price really. It was ok - perhaps for younger children. My kids are in their 20s! Highlight was daughter was picked to help in sea lion show. Lots of kids...More

Thank jooly007
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the morning at this Aquarium. We loved the Buluga Whales, penguins, sea lions, fish, turtles and seals. Really enjoyed the exhibits. Would have given 5 stars but the price is high and we bought the Mystic Pass. 2'seniors and 2 youth tickets came...More

Thank roytan1947
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had great time at aquarium. My son really enjoyed sea lion show n fishes. I will definitely come back.

Thank Lende C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting and enjoyable exhibit. Plan on 3-5 hours to see everything. Lots of variety in the different exhibits. Food and beverages are so-so, and expensive!! Strollers are available for use, but not allowed everywhere. Buy an annual membership; it is a better value.

Thank P4468ULjamesm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an absolutely fun afternoon. So many exhibits for all ages. Tons of information at each stop. They even have a bird house that you can interact with the denizens. The frog and turtle pond is huge. Both indoor and outdoor activities.

Thank Lance J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband kids and I went to the aquarium while on vacation. It was a little pricey to get in but had a good time. Food was reasonably priced. Kids absolutely loved the touch tanks. Only downfall was the sharks were in the "resting" side...More

1  Thank Emily S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved visiting the Aquarium! Lots to see including Sting Rays, Jelly Fish, penguins, Sea Lions, Whales, Snakes and Frogs!! Favorite part was walking through their Marsh with all of the frogs! They have a 4-d Lego movie that I would skip. Everything else was great!

1  Thank Chicago_Gal_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Front reception cashier = no words of greeting, no person in that body. Brrrr! Please consider robots! Beautiful aquarium, great educational center.

Thank Marie-Helene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the couples membership ( any 2 adults living in the same house qualify)..... and now we get in free all year round. We go about 1-3 times per month, mostly just to walk around. We love the penguins, the sea lions, and the...More

Thank taintedangelrocks
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janet m
is it worth it to go if is going to rain all day and does anyone in the area offer discount tickets?
12 May 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
don't know about #2 but rainy days are great. you can spend a few minutes outdoors with the belugas and penguins but there is cover there too, but most of the exhibits are indoors. It really is a great rainy day... More
Marion T
Do you have electric scooters or wheelchairs?
8 March 2017|
Response from Strykerct | Reviewed this property |
Personally owned, but golf carts all used by staff.
Lisa J
Hi! We're staying in Shelton and trying to decide between mystic aqarium and the maritime aquarium -- and it will be in the end of December -- anyone have thoughts? My kids are 8,6,and 3! thanks!
21 December 2016|
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Response from Molly S | Reviewed this property |
if crowds bother you, I'd go with Maritime. They Mystic Aquarium is indeed lovely and very kid-friendly but because of those things, it's usually wall-to-wall with people, particularly field trips with lots of kids, and not... More