Mystic, Conn. (May 8, 2017): Something weird and wonderful will happen at Mystic Aquarium this Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning Friday, May 26, 2017, guests will be invited take a walk on the weird side of our watery world with Weird & Wonderful. This exciting new exhibit showcases some of nature’s most bizarre and fascinating creatures.
Spanning more than 1,000 square feet and featuring several new exhibits and animals, guests will marvel at the unique features and adaptations of a diversity of aquatic animals.
Unfathomably freaky and outlandishly odd, Weird & Wonderful ‘s signature species include the larger-than-life giant Japanese spider crabs, mudskippers, giant Pacific octopus, fish eating anemone, large-nosed freshwater wonders like the paddlefish, and experts in camouflage like the warty frogfish and so much more. Additional exhibits include coral reefs and bio-fluorescents.
Bright, bold imagery and hands-on interactives enhance the guest experience. Keeping conservation at the forefront, through this exhibit Mystic Aquarium seeks to educate guests in interesting and engaging ways to the threats facing these various species and the actions that can be taken to protect them and preserve their aquatic homes.
Weird and Wonderful is the second brand-new exhibit in as many years!
About Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only belugas. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at MysticAquarium.org.
MYSTIC AQUARIUM MAKES OVER 7,000 LB FOOD DONATION TO GEMMA E. MORAN UNITED WAY/LABOR FOOD CENTER FOLLOWING FESTIVAL OF LIGHTSOn Friday night, December 7, nearly 5,500 guests visited Mystic…
Stevi Bramich | December 10th, 2018
MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S CONSERVATION IN ACTION SERIES TAKES ON THE FUTURE OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN A CHANGING CLIMATEMYSTIC AQUARIUM’S CONSERVATION IN ACTION SERIES TAKES ON THE FUTURE…
Adam Cilley | December 5th, 2018
MYSTIC AQUARIUM’S ANIMAL RESCUE PROGRAM RELEASES SIX SEALS IN COLLABORATION WITH FELLOW NORTHEASTERN REHAB FACILITIESMarine Mammals of Maine Join Release in Light of Unusual…
Adam Cilley | October 15th, 2018