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Mystic - Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Boulevard

Our Mission

The mission of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., which includes Mystic Aquarium, Ocean Exploration Center and JASON Learning, is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.

Sea Research seeks to achieve this mission by:

- Creating thought-provoking encounters with marine life

-  Presenting elements of human history as it relates to the sea

-  Promoting the emerging science of deep-water marine archaeology

-  Conducting research that advances aquatic animal husbandry and health

-  Serving as an interpreter of marine science discoveries and conservation issues

-  Sharing resources and expertise with the scientific and education communities

-  Pursuing these endeavors with a commitment to excellence and innovation


Rory Noonan

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Very nice aquarium! A tad on the small side but kept the whole family busy with all the cool animals. Great place for the kids. Staff was amazing, excited to answer questions about the animals. Only reason I gave 4 stars is that, it was VERRRRRYYYYY expensive. We bought 2 stuffed animals and a light-up toy and it was 50 bucks. We didn’t eat there but the food at the penguin cafe was expensive as well. Animals were cool, the beluga whales came right up to us. Overall, great place, a bit small and very expensive.

Lauri LaBrecque

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Never a disappointment! I have been a member and have been visiting with my children several times a year for at least 15 years now. It is extremely well maintained and always evolving. The work they do with research and rescue is outstanding as well. I highly recommend a visit!

Jill Taylor

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Very nice, easily accessible aquarium. We stayed across the street and just walked over. On a weekday in August it was not crowded. They have beluga whales - so beautiful! Good variety of animals and inside and outside exhibits. We bought the combo ticket for this and Mystic Harbor so you save some money that way. Would recommend for families with kids old and young.

Wasp Rex

Thursday, March 29, 2018
There isn't too much going right now because the weather is still cold but otherwise, I love coming here and walking around. The beluga whales like to come to the glass to say hi, and the penguins are really cute. My favorite attraction however is the touch tank where you can touch small sharks and sting rays. It definitely a family place so sometimes there's a lot of kids but it can be just as fun for any adult.

Don Tsai

Saturday, April 14, 2018
One of the best aquariums I had visited. They got pretty much everything. Most of the staffs were friendly and attentive. It could be we visited it on a cold Sunday. Nonetheless, I highly recommend it. The small village right next to it is a big plus and must-visit.

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