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Mystic Aquarium Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Connecticut, 06355 | 860-572-5955
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Distance from hotel: 0.8 miles
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Mystic Aquarium: Animal exhibits, touch tanks, 4-D Movies

Dive into an underwater adventure at the Mystic Aquarium. See the African penguins through above- and below-water viewings. Be brave and touch sharks, handle crabs or feel the sensation of rays gliding under your fingertips at the Ray Touch Pool. Get up-close with beluga whales at the Arctic Coast exhibit. The 750,000-gallon exhibit, with its glacial streams, northern evergreens and crystal blue water, is the largest outdoor beluga whale habitat in the United States. After exploring the animal exhibits, catch a fun, informative sea lion show at the Foxwoods Marine Theater, a highlight at the popular aquarium in Mystic, CT.


Prices -

Adults: $34.99, Youth (ages 13-17): $28.99, Children (ages 3-12): $24.99

Hours -

April - Labor Day: 9: am to 5:50 p.m., September 6th - November: 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., December - February: 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.


  • Winterfest
  • Pancakes with the Penguins
  • Holiday Celebrations 


  • Exhibits 
  • Touch Tanks
  • Gift Shop
  • Animal Shows
  • 4-D Foxwoods Marine Theater
  • Animal Encounters
  • Marsh Trek
  • Dining
  • Sea School


  • can you meet the animals up close?

    Yes! Unique to the Mystic Aquarium, its animal encounters programs allow visitors to get up-close and personal with most of the aquarium's popular animals. Through private animal encounters, guests can go behind-the-scenes to meet the African penguin colony, get waist-deep to touch the beluga whales or gain exclusive access to the harbor seals. The cost of animal encounters is not included with price of general admission. 
  • Is there dining at the Mystic aquarium?

    Located in the Aquarium, Penguins Café offers a family-friendly menu with pizza, burgers, chicken tenders, fries and lots more. If you're looking for something a healthier, Penguins Café also serves delicious salads, wraps and healthy snacks. Indoor and seasonal outdoor seating is available.

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