At Mystic Aquarium, close encounters of the incredible kind happen every day!

Whether you’re touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale, going beak-to-nose with a penguin or exploring the five most extreme habitats of our ocean planet, you’ll learn more and “sea” more than you ever thought possible!

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Hours of Operation

January 2nd – February 17th 10:00am to 4:50pm
February 18th – March 31st 9:00am to 4:50pm
April 1st – September 4th 9:00am to 5:50pm
September 5th – November 30th 9:00am to 4:50pm
December 1st – December 24th 10:00am to 4:50pm
December 26th – January 1st 9:00am to 4:50pm

Open daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Once inside, guests may visit ten additional minutes after close. Hours are subject to change without

In the event of severe weather, please call 860.572.5955 for updates.


Mystic Aquarium is located in Mystic just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95, about 10 miles east of New London along Connecticut’s southeastern shore.

Parking is always free.

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Rails to the Whales

You can ride Shoreline East’s Rails to the Whales at Mystic Aquarium.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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