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Mystic Aquarium

Features Animals
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
+1 860-572-5955
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Ugh...I really don't like giving a negative review

Yes! The Beluga whales were fun to watch. But then? My son was over-the-moon excited to go to Dr... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington, DC
Beluga whales!

Beautiful beluga whales, great seal show and the odd sea life in the aquarium was even better than... 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 yesterday

Yes! The Beluga whales were fun to watch. But then? My son was over-the-moon excited to go to Dr. Ballard's aquarium. Total hero worship! I read a good many of the reviews and knew what we were getting into, but it was still disappointing. Yes,...More

Thank happythreesome
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beluga whales, great seal show and the odd sea life in the aquarium was even better than the Baltimore Aquarium we have locally.

Thank Lucindy O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the whales!! they are so fun to watch!! Walking back and exploring the marsh and other animals is cool too! Don't forget the jelly fish. A fun couple of hours are easy to do at this aquarium!

Thank livelaughdance424
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mystic Aquarium never ceases to amaze me. The exhibits are really interesting and interactive. As usual the animals and shows are always great.

Thank orangeu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to bring family. Lots to do touch tanks for sharks and rays.As good as any big city aquarium. Well worth the trip

Thank chucky h
Reviewed 6 days ago

This aquarium isn't huge but has everything you need to see! Octopus, sharks, penguins, sea lions and more! Some fun touching experiences for the kids which they loved. It was a little pricey for our family of 5 but for just a little bit more...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the aquarium mid-May of this year. We had a blast! The sea creatures all seem well taken care of. Especially enjoyed the sting ray touch tank, beluga whales and the sea lion show. Would definitely recommend stopping here!

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I live in NH but we have family in CT. At least 4 times a year we go to mystic. There is plenty to see and watch. Plenty of outside experience, so make sure its a nice day when you go. It is a great...More

Thank emilyannegenova
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor exhibit space throughout with many public sessions to highlight the whales and sea lions. Other interactive opportunities too. Well done exhibits of fish and other sea life inside too. Fun for adults, not just families with children.

Thank jmorgenthal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is high for this but you think about education of what they do to keep the public informed. To be able see a beluga whale up close was priceless.

Thank Karen B
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Denise L
10 August 2017|
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Response from thinair6 | Reviewed this property |
I found a discount per ticket when I booked online rather than at the gate. :)
8 August 2017|
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Response from Hunterjumpergirl357 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you are rushing it. At the seaport there are scheduled demo that talk about the building that you are in. At aquarium it also takes all day, if you have kids it will take a bit longer. Hope that helps😊
janet m
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