Please Note: For the safety of our guests some of the touch experiences are temporarily paused for the start of Phase II reopen.
With so many interactive experiences, kids of all ages (and, yes, that means you too Mom & Dad, Gram & Grampa!), Mystic Aquarium provides hours of engaging hands-on experiences.
At the Ray Touch pool, you can feel the silky, smoothness of a cownose stingray as it glides just beneath the surface. Adventure awaits at Shark Encounters, where you can actually touch a shark!
Discover Long Island Sound is an immersive experience that highlights the area’s local estuary through digital interactives, a hands-on watershed model including a 12-foot long water table and a touch experience with native invertebrates like scup, North American lobster and more.
During your visit you’ll want to check out our schedule for Scales & Tails, where you get up close to the likes of snakes, lizards and so much more. You may even have the opportunity feel the rough skin of a juvenile alligator.
Covanta Cove is the Aquarium version of the “claw” game with the prize being a valuable lesson. This interactive exhibit demonstrates how collected marine debris can be turned into clean energy.
Through the magic of augmented reality, Mystic Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Wild Arctic, envelopes you in an unbelievable encounter with some of the Arctic’s most amazing creatures. By stepping onto the ‘hot spot,’ you’re completely immersed into an Arctic adventure.
While visitors engage with augmented reality of the Wild Arctic, Mystic Aquarium scientists and veterinarians are actively engaged in pure and applied researched aimed at conserving Arctic species.