See one of the United States' largest outdoor beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium, and get close-up with sharks, sea lions, penguins, octopi, and other ocean critters. Get hands on at touch exhibits where you can feel a reptile, stingray, shark, or crustacean. For an additional fee, you can get even closer during an animal encounter program with an African penguin, beluga whale, or even feed stingrays. Children and grownups can take educational programs at the aquarium to find out more about the marine life and conservation practices. Bring your own food and dine at the outdoor picnic area or try out the on-site cafe, which offers burgers, pizzas, snacks, wraps, and so on. Put Mystic Aquarium into our Mystic holiday builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mystic.
Mystic Aquarium Reviews
A Connecticut gem. A must see. Great learning experience. The beluga whales, African penguins and variety of fish is quite amazing. Just go. It will not disappoint. more »
The sea lion show is fantastic and super cute. We were also excited to see the (only!) beluga whales in New England. The male was so playful. If you place your hand on the glass he may come up and... more »
We had such a great time visiting. The beluga whales are a huge attraction. The sea lions are awesome as well as the shark tanks and the seals / stingrays. Penguins are cute and close. It was a nice walk and easy to manage and I was doing it with a 2 year old. I thought it was great.
Best aquarium in New England! Took a trip from NH on a recommendation from friends and so glad we did. We loved the chance to be both inside and outside for exhibits. The beluga whales are a big attraction. I could watch then all day. My favorite part was the seal show. You can get up close with these guys and the trainers were top notch when working with the animals.
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