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Mystic Aquarium

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Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355-1997
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+1 860-572-5955
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 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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One of the better aquariums

Our daughter loves aquariums so we find them when ever we travel. This was one of the better and updated aquariums. We would come back.

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Jodi L
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

wonderful, fun experience that is incredibly well thought out!! The sea lion show was the best; the beluga whale area is really interesting and the rest of the experience was terrific. Don't miss it. It's worth the $.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They are learning a new ticket system, so the lines stink, but once inside it's ok. A lot of stops are outside, so bring a jacket if there is rain in the forecast bring a jacket The best part is the beluga whale, so cute and actually playful The penguins are fun too

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our daughter loves aquariums so we find them when ever we travel. This was one of the better and updated aquariums. We would come back.

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Thank Jodi L
Wappingers Falls, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the afternoon at this interesting aquarium . My granddaughters(ages 4 & 6) loved the Beluga Whales. They were entertained by them for about an hour !! We also enjoyed the Penguin Habitat. There is so much to do ,see, and learn at this Aquarium. It is a great way to spend a day when visiting Mystic !! There... More 

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West Point
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit with our 2 yrs. old granddaughter. She loved the Beluga whales. Wish we had known part of the exhibits are outdoors so we could have dressed more appropriately. Weather turned out better than forecasted, so it was fine.

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Thank 3Riverdays
Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I decided to take my 6 year old grandson to Mystic recently. When I had to drive to a distant gravel parking lot for a space I feared the worse. It was school vacation week, but I assumed everyone would be at Disney World. My first complaint is the long, slow ticket line. I still don't understand why it moved... More 

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Thank Jim E
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 2 year old so he could see the Beluga Whales. The whales are always fun to watch and swim right by the underwater viewing windows. My son had a great time navigating through the aquarium and discovering all the aquatic life. He particularly loved feeding the sting rays in the touch pool. I have to admit I... More 

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Thank Amanda K
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice aquarium. Lots to see and learn. Whale tank was entertaining and they seem to treat their wildlife respectfully. I like this aquarium. Nice to visit! Penguin habitat is smelly but still my favorite little creatures to hang with.

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Thank Sleepingbeautyanr
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After visiting a number of Aquariums around the country,I was more than pleased with Mystic.Each exhibit had hands on adventures and was a perfect learning experience for each family member

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my daughter here to do research on the Pacific Ocean. The staff was so helpful to here not only on the animals but also conservation efforts. Overall this is a great facility. If you can get to the sting ray pool during the first open time, do the feed the rays option. This was a great way to intermingle... More 

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