Mystic Aquarium Tours

Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is a tourist attraction and research facility putting visitors in close proximity of Beluga whales, black­footed penguins, Stellar sea lions, and many more aquatic mammals and exotic fish from around the world. 

The aquarium features a 30,000­-gallon tank full of colorful fish and other marine life, and has one of the largest Beluga whale exhibits in the United States. Other exhibits include a stingray and shark touch pool, an African penguin exhibit, and Exploration: Wild, which takes visitors through various diverse ecosystems, including rain forest, wetlands, desert, the Arctic, and the open ocean. At the center of this new 650­-square-­meter exhibit there are four American alligators.

Mystic Aquarium also features a National Geographic Theater, plus a 4D theater showing popular films such as Ice Age and Polar Express.

Practical Info

Mystic Aquarium is located just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95, around 10 miles east of New London along Connecticut's southeastern shore. From New York City and points south, takeI­-95 north to exit 90 in Connecticut. From Boston and points north,take I­-95 south to exit 90 in Connecticut. Free parking is available.
Address: 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, USA
Hours: Mystic Aquarium is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission: Adult: $34.99; Youth: (13­-17) $28.99; Child: (3­-12) $24.99; Child: Under 2 free
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Mystic Aquarium General Admission Ticket

Pre-book tickets to the Mystic Aquarium to explore indoor, outdoor, and hands-on exhibits. Purchasing tickets in advance saves time and hassle upon arrival at the Mystic Aquarium so you can get straight to the highlights, which include a beluga whale, African penguins, seals, alligators, frogs, and a whole rainbow of colorful fish.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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