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.
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.