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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: +1 860-572-5955
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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It's very impressive, but it did not start out to well. I took my family and friends here and went at the end of November and it was about 40-45 degrees out. The teenage girl at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium was desolate and almost out of business, as it seemed. Many outdoor attractions were closed and indoor attractions were barely passable. Yet it charges full fees at the gate. Why??? If you are going to act like you are closed for business you should not charge money.

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New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very impressive, but it did not start out to well. I took my family and friends here and went at the end of November and it was about 40-45 degrees out. The teenage girl at the ticket booth refused to honor my friends military discount. Their website clearly states military veterans can show their DD214 form to receive their... More 

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South Glens Falls, New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a small aquarium, nothing close to NE Aquarium or any of the major ones. I went in November so i expected them not to have to many exhibits. The price I feel it a lil high $36 (when compared to NE Aquarium $26). Other than that, it was nice spent about two hours there.

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Ohio
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family loves to visit aquariums and have visited many across the USA. The Mystic Aquarium is unique in that is it laid out like an amusement park. Much of it is outside and exhibits are easily followed by a map. Docents are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and the beluga whales were a family favorite. I would give it a... More 

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Totowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our 4 year old son and we all loved the whales.My wife and I enjoyed the sea lion show but my son got a little bored about half way thru.The rest of the aquarium was ok and but we were only there about a hour and a half so I don't think the $85 cost for the 3... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Mystic Aquarium many times and love it. I especially like the bird sanctuary. Well worth a trip.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorites were the belugas, sea lion, and mooray eels. Lots of cool sights here, and the 4-D Ice Age movie was surprisingly good!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite part was interacting w the belugas. They are so cute and friendly. Kids loved it and so did grown ups. It's expensive. Get great coupons at charter bank. Don't need to be a customer. Just walk into bank and grab them. If you found this review helpful click helpful below.

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Thank C M
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Beluga pool design is exceptional, and photogenic. Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic, has his small submarine here. With many exhibits indoors, it was a good rainy day retreat.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mystic Aquarium is a nice community aquarium that has large viewing tanks for fish, seals, other animals, areas for hands-on touching and learning making it great for families. We attended an evening wedding there and were quite impressed with its exhibits, the food service and and lovely area in front of a large fish tank for weddings! Not only... More 

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