One of the nation's best loved aquariums, this world-class aquarium features the world's only exhibits based on Dr. ... More
One of the nation's best loved aquariums, this world-class aquarium features the world's only exhibits based on Dr. Robert Ballard's deep sea discoveries, as well as a wonderful variety of creatures including stunning Beluga whales, Stellar Sea Lions, and North African penguins.
The facility can easily be seen in two hours at a leisurely pace, one hour if you don't stop to smell the flowers. The place was extremely deserted on a beautiful mid-week fall day in October, and there were definitely more employees floating around than visitors. Consequently, the employees looked bored and low-energy, and so did the patrons. It was like touring an abandoned property. Many exhibits were either shut down or not running. For my $26 admission fee, I felt really ripped off. It was one fish tank after another, and many of them weren't very interesting. The coolest thing I saw was the jellyfish and seahorses. The penguins were disappointing and seemed out of place in their somewhat warm habitat. Maybe things would have been better had I visited when the place is actually bustling, but the whole experience was very low energy and I felt bored and exhausted as a result. I can't recommend it at this price.
for one the aqarium is small but that was ok the staff was somewhat friendly and the food was nasty 4.75 for a cheeseburger that was so burnt it was black i was so disappointed i wanted to leave but i went there on a bus the hole trip was a joke never again and the bus ride was a joke to 45 mins late i dont recommend this place at all if you want to have a good time go to marineland in canada been there and love it
It was a great show, there was a 3D show that was only $3.00 for an 8 minute show that send you "deep into the sea". There were a lot of different tanks and exhibits. Another thing is....I'm usually not really into the animal shows cause they can be kiddish and stuff sometimes. The Sea Lion show was AWESOME! It really was! And that show was free! Most of them are! The Beluga Whale was really nice and beautiful. I had my gf do the penguin encounter cause she loves penguins and she got to take it's heartbeat, learn about it from the trainer, and see it run around and play. A LITTLE pricey, but a once in a lifetime opportunity! I was outside and the glare on the window was too much to take decent pictures with if you have a family member doing it. But anyways, this place is a MUST for Mystic visitors!
You dont get much for the amount you pay ($26 a person). The place is not very large, as I was expecting it to be. The lame 3D show needs an additional $3 entry per person. The sea lion show is stuck in the 80's, the animals didn't listen and the microphone was broken. Not a full day outing.
The indoor aquariums where very nice however. You can see the sharks, crabs (that you can touch), octopus, piranhas, glowing fish and much more. We even saw 2 divers come into the tank to feed the sharks! It was also nice to see the beluga whales being fed.
Loved this aquarium! We have been too many other zoos and aquariums in the past and Mystic was one of the top! A lot to see inside and out. A word to the wise though; stop and watch the animals. We saw many people just walk right by the 2000 pound sea lion! He is one of I think 3 in the world in zoos/aquariums. Its not as big as a Sea World but its a nice size for Mystic, CT.
I went on a school function to Mystic Aquarium. The overall cleanliness was pretty good, except for the Sea Lion Show. PU! It is also really sad. There are all of these poor, helpless animals that are extracted unwillingly from the wild. These animals are poked and prodded with needles and hands. How unfair and claustrophobic! Plus, the exhibits weren't as good as advertised. I would return... if all the animals were treated better! Oh by the way, try your best to smuggle some food in. The prices are ridiculous!
I thought the Mystic Aquarium wasn't over priced for what you got. I was just bummed out about the Titanic Exibit. I felt that the I saw the same thing from there web site as I saw there. I expected remake and not a bunch of T.V's.
Mystic Aquarium is great. Reasonable admission fee and fantastic exhibits (check out the bat cave). But skip the "Birds of the Amazon" exhibit ($2 extra admission each). The birds won't come near you, even for the food. And the four Mystic employees standing around talking to each other weren't much help either, even when approached.
Mystic Aquarium is a great time for kids & adults. Loved the outside Beluga whales & seals the best. We were lucky and got to see the feeding of the seals. Liked that you could get your ticket stamped and come back the next day! We had 4 adults & all loved it. And we loved watching little kids get excited by what they saw....Would highly recommend.
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