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Get an up-close, eye-to-eye encounter with the Beluga whales in our Arctic Coast exhibit!
Studded with jagged rocks, glacial streams and northern evergreens, this one-acre outdoor habitat features three interconnected pools holding more than 750,000 gallons of water, making it one of the largest outdoor beluga whale exhibits in the United States.
A series of three 20-foot-long underwater windows allowing guests a unique experience that fosters a deeper appreciation for animals and in the wild. There are caves featuring bubble-shaped windows are built into the rockwork and offer guests a different perspective on the belugas’ underwater world. Above-water viewing is possible from rocky overlooks at various levels. Throughout the day, visitors can also see aquarium staff working with the animals during informal marine mammal presentations. These educational demonstrations may feature the training of new behaviors for better veterinary care or simply provide enrichment and play time.
Mystic Aquarium is a leader in beluga research, care and behaviors. The three belugas here enjoy the highest quality diet, healthcare and interactions with each other and or guests in the 750,000-gallon exhibit - the largest outdoor exhibit in North America. Our preeminent researchers study belugas here and in the wild to better understand their behaviors and health, and how they respond to environmental change, including human-related factors, ultimately contributing to the long-term survival of this gentle, piscivorous species.
Is the 6” thick window not close enough? Get hands-on with one of our Encounter programs. These unique experiences will leave you with an amazing memory, and your participation helps care for our animals and preserve wild beluga whales for all to cherish.
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