Please note that shirts and shoes are required when visiting Mystic Aquarium.
Can I still use my online tickets if I can’t print them?
Do you have special rates for groups?
Can I leave the building and return?
Do you offer educational programs?
Is there a gift shop?
Do you offer special needs access?
Can I take photos?
May I bring my pet?
What is your smoking policy?
Do I have to pay for parking?
Do you offer memberships?
Can we bring our own lunch?
Can I make a donation?
How do I ask for a donation from you?
I have a question for my research project and would like to staff interviews or shadow a staff member, how do I request this?
What is the drone policy?
Safety and Security
Yes! If you are unable to print the tickets you purchased online, simply bring the confirmation number, or present them on your mobile device. A photo ID, such as your driver’s license, may be requested.
Yes, group rates are available for groups consisting of 10 or more paying people all arriving and entering together. Reservation must be made at least 48 hours in advance. One person must pay for the entire group. Supervising adults are required for children. Some restrictions apply. For more information, please click here or call our Reservations Department at 860.572.5955 ext.520.
Of course, just be sure to have everyone in your party get their hand stamped at the exit doors if you plan on returning later that day. Want to come back the next day? Have your tickets validated by a Guest Services Team Member before you leave.
Yes – education is at the core of our mission. Classes are available for pre-K through college and adult. Click here to learn more!
Yes, a visit here wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Mystic Aquarium store. Located next to the entrance, the store has a great selection of gifts, books, videos, apparel and much more, so be sure to leave plenty of time to browse. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Yes, our buildings and grounds have been designed to provide full access and quality experience for guests with special needs. The facility is fully wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available free of charge for use during your visit on a first-come, first-served basis.
Flash photography is allowed for most exhibits. Video lights are not allowed. Be aware certain exhibits are marked – No Flash. Any commercial use of still or motion pictures taken at the Aquarium without written consent of Mystic Aquarium is prohibited.
For the health and safety of our animals we do not allow pets into the Aquarium building with the exception of service animals.
For the health and safety of our animals and guests, our facility is a smoke-free environment.
No, parking is always free at Mystic Aquarium.
Yes, members receive free admission and other exciting benefits. Save your tickets to apply a portion of today’s admission toward an annual membership. Tickets are good for 30 days. Some restrictions apply. Click to learn more.
Outside food may not be brought into the facility. Please enjoy our picnic area near the east end of the parking lot. The Penguins Cafe, adjacent to the Ocean Planet Pavilion, has a great menu with a variety of foods sure to satisfy guests of all ages.
While we can’t help everyone, we do recognize it’s important to give back! Please click through and fill out this form. Thank you for understanding.
The possession of a drone or use of a drone in Mystic Aquarium airspace by a guest of the aquarium or the general public is strictly prohibited.
We want you to have fun and be inspired to protect our oceans! For the safety of our Guests, Staff and Animals, no weapons are allowed on campus. Security cameras are placed in strategic areas throughout the campus. All bags are subject to a search for weaponry. Please click here for our full Weapons Safety Policy.
Throughout the year, Mystic Aquarium receives a great number of requests for research projects, staff interviews, job shadows, and filming opportunities. As a non-profit organization, there are limitations on the amount of requests that we are able to accommodate. In order to clarify information and quicken response time, we respectfully ask that you submit a request form. Please watch your spam/junk mail as occasionally replies end up in there, even though we reply directly to the email you indicate.