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Travel Mystic Aquarium’s indoor and outdoor exhibits to visit with thousands of creatures including beluga whales, African penguins, rescued seals, colorful fish and more. Roll up your sleeves and touch a shark, stingray or even an exotic reptile. Complimentary sea lion shows provide a truly unique opportunity to see these fascinating animals up-close and in action. Go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the planet in Jurassic Giants: A Dinosaur Adventure! Encounter dinosaurs that ‘fly’ above, lurk around every corner and get you thinking about how to protect our planet. Plus, a robust schedule of shows in our two theaters, seasonal events, activities and more make the Aquarium a year-round destination worth revisiting often! Discover your world and sea more at Mystic Aquarium.

Thousands of Years in the Making.
Encounter breathing, clawing, roaring dinosaurs that practically come to life in Jurassic Giants: A Dinosaur Adventure! Trek through an indoor trail featuring animatronic dinos and discover prehistoric favorites like stegosaurus, triceratops and of course the infamous tyrannosaurus rex.

Discover Extraordinary Animals.
Be thrilled – or chilled – by the funky features of over 30 different amphibian species throughout frogs! And in Weird & Wonderful, you’ll see some of nature’s most outrageously bizarre and unfathomably freaky animals with fascinating adaptations.

Get your Hands Wet.
Experience the sensation of a stingray glide below your fingers at the Ray Touch Pool or even as it suckles food from right out of your hand! Then head to Shark Encounters inside to touch a bamboo shark as it swims past. Splash around a huge water table and get hands on with local species at Discover Long Island Sound. Additional fee applies to feed rays.

Go on a Cinematic Adventure.
Immerse your senses when 3-D imagery brings short films to life in our two theaters! Special effects including bubbles, mists, smells, buzzing seats and more make the 4-D Theater experience unique while our Blue Theater provides just as much of a visual adventure without all the extras.

Dive into Excitement.
From exclusive seal, sea lion or penguin interactions to wading waist-deep with a whale, you’ll get up-close and hands-on with some of our most popular animals. Learn what it takes to care for our marine mammals and birds and enhance your understanding of the animals in our care. Additional fee applies – seasonal.


Other amenities: Free parking, on-site Cafe, concessions, printed guides, nearby restaurants, special packages



Mystic Aquarium's hours of operation vary by season. Please visit for a full-year overview. Hours subject to change without advance notice.

Dates of Operation

Open daily; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


General admission varies by date; children 2 & under are always free

Other Amenities

  • ADA Compliant
  • Bus Parking
  • Food/Beverage Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Indoor Activity
  • Meeting/Event Facilities

55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
United States

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